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Africa Oyé joins COoL

We’re pleased to announce that Africa Oyé, the largest celebration of live African music in the UK, have joined COoL. Originally part of COoL during our early days, Africa Oyé have been a vital part in helping to forge Liverpool’s reputation as an international Festival City. We look forward to working with Africa Oyé once again and the rich expertise they will bring to our Festival Forum.

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Anadeek Ya Yemen – I Call You Yemen

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
Anadeek Ya Yemen – I Call You Yemen

Since March 2015, Yemen has been undergoing an internal and external conflict that has destroyed the country’s infrastructure and led to a humanitarian disaster. Thousands of Yemeni men, women and children have been killed or injured, and millions have been displaced and traumatised.

Yemeni young people from Liverpool Arabic Centre have worked with filmmakers Optical Jukebox and Liverpool Arab Arts Festival to produce a revealing documentary, capturing how this far away conflict affects Liverpool’s Yemeni people on a daily basis, as they face constant anxiety for the well-being and safety of their friends, family and their beloved Yemen.

Commissioned by Saferworld.
Part of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2016, ‘Undocumented’

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dot-art is 10!

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