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Africa Oye UK tour 2003
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After a decade of bringing the rhythm and beats of Africa to Liverpool, Africa Oye 2003 is set to be the biggest and best festival yet with more acts, performances and venues than ever before. The festival will welcome over 100 performers from 14 different counties with Headline acts; South African superstars 'The Soul Brothers and Mighty Zulu Nation', reggae legends 'Morgan Family Heritage' and the 'Gangbe Brass Band' from Benin.
Local schools will also host workshop performances, with musicians introducing local children to African music and culture. One of the highlights of the festival is a group of schoolchildren from Lesotho who will perform using instruments made out of rubbish including, tin boxes, old canvas and floorboards.
Africa Oye will also incorporate the UK leg of La Fete de la Musique
- European Music Day.
Africa Oye director, Kenny Murray, said " The 2003 line up is absolutely mind-boggling with 37 performances being squeezed into just 14 days, this year's festival has something for everyone, and it's packed with quality. Africa Oye isn't just about world music, it's about world-class music."
Information and photographs compliments of the http://www.bbc.co.uk
Contact Tumi Music for further
information and bookings for the Africa OyeFestival,The Triangle, Manchester
on June 20th 2004.
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