To celebrate Black History Month, Africa Oyé have invited a Senegalese musician and storyteller to Liverpool for a series of educational workshops and a free concert in collaboration with Writing on the Wall.
Oyé festival alumni Diabel Cissokho will perform at The Tung Auditorium on Wednesday 18th October for a lunchtime show before heading to Metal at Edge Hill Station in the evening for a workshop. Both events are free to book on but places are extremely limited.
Africa Oyé is famous for its annual celebration in Liverpool’s Sefton Park but the charity also runs a ‘Learning and Participation’ programme through the year which sees a range of educational workshops hosted at local schools and arts venues, aa well as onsite at the festival.
In previous years Africa Oyé has hosted workshops with artists from the likes of Cameroon, Madagascar and Zimbabwe as well as with creatives closer to home from the Liverpool City Region.
The workshops this month will provide a unique cultural experience where participants can develop their aural, recall, improvisational and collaborative skills in a way that they will not have experienced through Western music teaching.
As part of the school workshops, students will watch a short musical performance by Diabel, learn about Senegal, take part in movement and team building exercises, learn a song and put together a small performance at the end of the session.
Tickets for the free lunchtime show at The Tung Auditorium are now sold out, but you can pick up any returns ahead of /on the day of the convert via the venue’s website. Please keep checking in!
Tickets for the evening workshop at Metal can be booked via Eventbrite.
For more information on Africa Oyé’s festival and year-round activity, head to the website here.