Africa Oyé confirms new event at Baltic Triangle after this year’s festival cancelled

Africa Oyé has announced plans for two family events taking place at the Baltic Triangle this August.

The daytime events come after the annual Africa Oyé festival had to be postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Africa Oyé: Chamajama will include a whole host of family entertainment, including live performances and workshops.

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The line-up includes live music performances from Anwar Ali and Dave Owen, and a showcase from performing arts theatre company Staged Kaos.

Also on offer is a dance workshop from Movema and a capoeira workshop from Capoeira For All, as well as activities such as storytelling, arts and crafts, and face painting.

DJ sets from Girls Don’t Sync will be on throughout the day, and food will be supplied by Eat Up Gud.

Two parties will be hosted on the day, one taking place from 12pm until 3pm, and another one from 4pm until 7pm.

Paul Duhaney, artistic director of Africa Oyé, said: ” One of the biggest successes of the last ten years at Oyé has been the expansion of the Oyé Village, where we host two days of free workshops and a range of family entertainment at the festival.

“We wanted to re-create that vibe in a city centre venue that we knew we could operate in safely, and that’s how ChamaJama was born.

“We’ve teamed up with the likes of Staged Kaos and Movema, who have been regular performers and practitioners at the festival over the last few years, and I’m really excited about the entertainment we’ve put together for our younger audience and family members who haven’t had the chance to celebrate with us in Sefton Park this year.”

Africa Oyé: Chamajama is set to take place on Sunday, August 15, and will be hosted at District & Yard on New Bird Street at the Baltic Triangle.

Free tickets can be claimed online to guarantee entry, and enable visitors to skip the queue if they arrive in the first 30 minutes.

While the parties are both free to attend, donations are greatly appreciated.

To claim tickets or for further information, click here.

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