news: June 9, 2017

Africa Oyé – Oyé Active Zone

Africa Oyé 2017 – 25th Anniversary Festival!
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June 2017
12:30pm – 9:30pm both days / Admission: FREE.

It’s that time of year again! Movema and friends bring you an amazing array of dance & music for you to try at the OAZ (Oye Active Zone).


Saturday:

13.00 – 13.30 – World In A Box – Movema
Travel the world with Movema. A great session for all the family to learn and celebrate culture, language, and celebrations through dancing to exciting rhythms, using props and instruments from around the world.

13.30 – 14.00 –  Capoeira – Capoeira for All – Instructor Açouguiero
Capoeira is a fascinating Afro-Brazilian art form combining elements of dance, martial art, music and culture. Suitable for ages 4+

14.00 – 14:30 –-Salsa – Movema – Pei Tong
Fun salsa class with solo and partner work. No need to bring your own partner – but you can if you like!!

15:00 – 15:30 – African dance Performance and workshop with Movema’s– Ithalia Forel and Liver Drummers
This workshop will start with an energising dance “Sinte”, a rhythm played for celebrations in Guinea. Then followed by a workshop for all to learn traditional moves to nourish your mind and body.

16:00 – 16:30 – African Drum Workshop– Liver Drummers
Join the Liver Drummers and learn traditional and modern West African rhythms. All welcome. Limited drums available so arrive in time or bring your own drum to join in the celebration.

17:00 – 17:30 – Unlock the Box Youth Dance Battle in partnership with Afrobeats Liverpool,  all 18 and unders welcome.
Live DJ’s, 4 age categories and a stage, get ready to be King or Queen of the Dance Battle 2017. Come and show us your moves, prizes for the winners!

17.30 – 18.00 –  Dancehall workshop with Collecta
Collecta bring the latest Jamaican Dancehall moves to the park, to get you moving. Passionate about showing authenticity and making work accessible for all. A perfect session to end day1, or get you ready for the after party.


Sunday:

13.00 – 13.30 – Capoeira – Capoeira for All – Instructor Açouguiero
Capoeira is a fascinating Afro-Brazilian art form combining elements of dance, martial art, music and culture. Suitable for ages 4+

14.00-14.30 – Beatlife and Kinetika Bloco performance
A new addition to the active zone, BeatLife have teamed up with Kinetika Bloco to present a drum and brass performance with young people from Liverpool and London. An explosive and unique British Carnival sound. Funded by Arts Council England.

14.30 –15.00 West Africa Performance and Dance – Dance Culture –Lamin Dumbuya
Back by popular demand! The wonderful Lamin, Sierra Leone native brings his joyous west African class and performances to the Active Zone.

15.30-16.00: ‘World In A Box’ Family Session – Movema – Penny Caffrey
as above

16.00 – 16.30  –
‘HAJAmadagascar & The Groovy People’  Main stage artist will take people on ‘a journey to Madagascar’ using music and dance to add fun and creation into your everyday.

17:00 – 17:30 –
Samba de Roda – Movema – Maria Malone
Dancing and singing combine in this wonderful workshop celebrating traditions from Afro-Brazilian culture.