Africa Oye 2013

Well what can I say about Africa Oye weekend ….. I know “Bloody Fantastic!” . It’s a free weekend festival of African culture and music which is held annually at Sefton Park Liverpool and I was lucky enough to get a press pass to this year’s event. I must say a big big thanks to Matt Hart for not only letting me know about this event but also his assistance in getting the pass. You must take a look at Matts work (just click on his name above) his monochrome work is truly outstanding.

Africa Oye is one of those festivals you see and think that would be good but never actually get up and go. Well you must, Fridley, happy and colourful people are all over the place and as I say it’s not just music its culture as well from food to clothes and it’s FREE !!. What more can you ask.

I spent most of my time resisting the urge to put the camera down and dance (which is usually not like me !!) here’s some images from what proved to be one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time. Big thanks to Matt and Jo for keeping me company in the press pit, to all the bands and sellers who were there and of course to all the staff of Africa Oye who were so so helpful and friendly.

Rebecca female backing singer for Atongo Zimba










Yabba Funk








Yaaba Funk




















True Blue :-)










Nice pink beard :-)










Having family fun










Base Player









Picnic in the sun









Bongo guy with Zong Zing All stars








Zong Zing All Stars










Crowd scene








Lets dance :-)



















One comment

  • Matt

    Great write up mate, its about time I wrote mine ! You put me to shame. Cant wait until next year. Thanks for all the nice comments and the inspiration to shoot people again.

    July 2, 2013

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