Africa Oyé

Music, Latin and world Free

Time Out says

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Mokoomba, Osibisa, Atongo Zimba, Son Yambu, Black Prophet, Zong Zing All-Stars, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Vibration, Yabba Funk.

This is pretty great if you ask us. It's the UK's largest celebration of African musical culture – featuring a big lineup bubbling over with rootsy rhythms, reggae, brass sections, Afro-funk, rock and jazz – and it's all for free. Yep, you don't have to pay a penny to soak up this array of energy-infused acts and arts, including Mokoomba'a Afro-fusion, Osibisa's Ghanaian jazz-rock, Son Yambu's melding of African and Spanish rhythms, Black Prophet's lush reggae and plenty more. There'll also be over 40 stalls selling food, drink, arts, crafts and fashion from Africa and beyond. Calling this festival a bargain doesn't even begin to describe it.

Surely the best celebration of African music outside of Africa. And it's free!



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