Africa Oye Limited

Africa Oye Limited

Charity information

Africa Oye Limited

To deliver FREE to all an annual Music Festival that profiles the music of Africa, the
Caribbean. In addition to introduce 'cultural exchanges' between Visiting Artists
& Liverpool schoolchildren, (especially the age group 5 -12) that posit profile
Africa and it's culture positively and help remove stereotypes.
Oye has been in existence for 12 years and has progressed from audience figures of
4,000 to figures in 2007 of 40,000 +. It is an organic Festival that has grown year
by year via brilliant programming and careful, (and expert) financial management.
It is 'run' by a full time staff of 2 who employu on short-term Contacts any required
speciality. It also trains in a 'hands on' manner young people attending Liverpool
Community College who are studying for qualkifications that will help them find work
in the Music Industry. Oye is governed by 5 Trustees, 30 of whom are African
born. It actively practices 'positive' action in terms of employment.