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World’s number one forum in recognition of Africa’s great contribution to the cultural arts.

World’s number one forum in recognition of Africa’s great contribution to the cultural arts.
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Washington, DC

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VOA

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World’s number one forum in recognition of Africa’s great contribution to the cultural arts.

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English


Episodes

Tamale's Reggae Pioneer Abu Sadiq - Music Time in Africa - November 11, 2018

11/11/2018
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Join Heather at :05 minutes past the hour and enjoy the latest Afrobeats & Afrohouse with Niniola's and Busiswa's "Magun" as Song of the Week. Ethiopian Afro rock with Jano, R&B by Mr Leo and Aya Nakamura pllus earthy sounds of rural Mali keep you fascinated with Africa's amazing music. We also stroll down memory lane with a 1971 tune from Zambia and "Mbube" by Miriam Makeba who passed away 10 years ago - November 9, 2008. There's more great music and then Heather's feature interview...

Duration:00:59:58

"Muscatella" Plus Afro-Pacific Marimba with Rio Mira - Music Time in Africa - November 10, 2018

11/10/2018
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Beginning at :05 minutes past the hour, today's program features gorgeous pan-African music from 9 different countries. Song of the Week “Muscatella” stirs up tasty Ghanaian and Calypso flavors you’re gonna love, and last but not least my feature interview with marimba band Rio Mira will get you in tune with your Afro-Pacific brothers and sisters!

Duration:00:59:59

Afro-Pacific Marimba with Rio Mira - Music Time in Africa - November 04, 2018

11/4/2018
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Beginning at :05 minutes past the hour, today's program features gorgeous pan-African music from 9 different countries. Song of the Week “Muscatella” stirs up tasty Ghanaian and Calypso flavors you’re gonna love, and last but not least my feature interview with marimba band Rio Mira will get you in tune with your Afro-Pacific brothers and sisters!

Duration:00:59:59

Igitu "Lebe Mala" & Mohammed Alidu and the Bizung School of Music Dance - Music Time in Africa - November 03, 2018

11/3/2018
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This episode brings you music from ten African countries plus one from the South Pacific Diaspora. It features two in-depth and on-the-ground interviews from Tamale, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya. Mohammed Alidu is a musician and founder of the Bizung School of Music and Dance and Redsan is a veteran dance hall artist from Nairobi, Kenya. Song of the Week spotlights a new Ethiopian pop song called “Lebe Mala” by Igitu. Tradition lovers will love the Beninese number by Gbessi, and we also honor...

Duration:00:59:59

Bizung School of Music & Dance - Music Time in Africa - October 28, 2018

10/28/2018
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This episode brings you music from ten African countries plus one from the South Pacific Diaspora. It features two in-depth and on-the-ground interviews from Tamale, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya. Mohammed Alidu is a musician and founder of the Bizung School of Music and Dance and Redsan is a veteran dance hall artist from Nairobi, Kenya. Song of the Week spotlights a new Ethiopian pop song called “Lebe Mala” by Igitu. Tradition lovers will love the Beninese number by Gbessi, and we also honor...

Duration:00:59:59

Pan African Vibe - Music Time in Africa - October 27, 2018

10/27/2018
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Inside this repeat edition Heather serves up fresh Afrobeats & AfroFunk from West Africa’s top stars, hot hip-hop from Kenya’s current, biggest comeback artist, the 2017 African Cup of Nations Victory song, and classic artists of maskandi, palm-wine highlife, Algerian World music & Mande dance band! Kwame Ofori joins in for Song of the Week "Amaka" and Algerian singer/composer Rachid Taha's recent death is honored with one of his greatest songs. Get it! Catch the vibe!

Duration:00:59:58

Pan African Vibe - Music Time in Africa - October 21, 2018

10/21/2018
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Inside this repeat edition Heather serves up fresh Afrobeats & AfroFunk from West Africa’s top stars, hot hip-hop from Kenya’s current, biggest comeback artist, the 2017 African Cup of Nations Victory song, and classic artists of maskandi, palm-wine highlife, Algerian World music & Mande dance band! Kwame Ofori joins in for Song of the Week "Amaka" and Algerian singer/composer Rachid Taha's recent death is honored with one of his greatest songs. Get it! Catch the vibe!

Duration:00:59:59

Kenya's King Kaka and Shane Palko & Maro - Music Time in Africa - October 20, 2018

10/20/2018
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In this episode: a high-energy lineup of Ethiopian rock, Afrobeats, Mande folk, Bongo Flava, classic Tuku from Zimbabwe and more. Plus Heather gets a visit from American-Ugandan musical duo Shane Palko & Maro. Find out what they’re doing in DC and hear them perform live & unplugged. Last but not least, from Nairobi, you'll meet Kenya’s premier poet/rapper King Kaka.

Duration:00:59:59

Shane Palko & Maro Live - Music Time in Africa - October 14, 2018

10/14/2018
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In this episode: a high-energy lineup of Ethiopian rock, Afrobeats, Mande folk, Bongo Flava, classic Tuku from Zimbabwe and more. Plus Heather gets a visit from American-Ugandan musical duo Shane Palko & Maro. Find out what they’re doing in DC and hear them perform live & unplugged. Last but not least, from Nairobi, you'll meet Kenya’s premier poet/rapper King Kaka.

Duration:00:59:59

African Blues w/ Mamadou Kelly LIVE - Music Time in Africa - October 13, 2018

10/13/2018
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Are you a blues fan? Well, this week's edition features a live studio interview and short acoustic performance by Mamadou Kelly and his desert blues band from Timbuktu! In this special bi-lingual interview Kelly talks (in Bambara) about his songs and what the blues in Mali is all about. You'll also meet singer/songwriter Andy Jemea from Douala, Cameroon. Song of the Week features a hit song currently burning through Uganda "Didadada" by A Pass and more!

Duration:00:59:59

African Blues w/ Mamadou Kelly LIVE - Music Time in Africa - October 07, 2018

10/7/2018
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Are you a blues fan? Well, this week's edition features a live studio interview and short acoustic performance by Mamadou Kelly and his desert blues band from Timbuktu! In this special bi-lingual interview Kelly talks (in Bambara) about his songs and what the blues in Mali is all about. You'll also meet singer/songwriter Andy Jemea from Douala, Cameroon. Song of the Week features a hit song currently burning through Uganda "Didadada" by A Pass and more!

Duration:00:59:59

Music Time in Africa -The Soil + Bobi Wine - October 06, 2018

10/6/2018
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This exciting episode features new and old music from Guinea, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Heather brings in special guests to discuss Bobi Wine and listen to his single "Kyarenga", and her feature interview spotlights the South African trio The Soil. She and Kwame Ofori present eShun's song 'AKiya" as Song of the Week. Music Time in Africa is VOA’s longest running English language program. Since 1965, this award-winning program has featured pan...

Duration:00:59:59

The Soil - Music Time in Africa - September 30, 2018

9/30/2018
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This exciting episode features new and old music from Guinea, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Heather brings in special guests to discuss Bobi Wine and listen to his single "Kyarenga", and her feature interview spotlights the South African trio The Soil. She and Kwame Ofori present eShun's song 'AKiya" as Song of the Week.

Duration:00:59:59

MTIA - Music Time in Africa - September 29, 2018

9/29/2018
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Today’s playlist features amazing music from 10 different Africa countries: classic palm-wine/highlife, South African maskandi, Mande dance band music from the 90s; a 2017 African Cup of Nations Victory song, a popular movie soundtrack feature by the recent late Rachid Taha; and lots more. Kwame Ofori joins me for song of the week and Kenya, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana got it poppin’ with fresh fresh fresh new sounds.

Duration:00:59:59

MTIA - Music Time in Africa - September 23, 2018

9/23/2018
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Today’s playlist features amazing music from 10 different Africa countries: classic palm-wine/highlife, South African maskandi, Mande dance band music from the 90s; a 2017 African Cup of Nations Victory song, a popular movie soundtrack feature by the recent late Rachid Taha; and lots more. Kwame Ofori joins me for song of the week and Kenya, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana got it poppin’ with fresh fresh fresh new sounds.

Duration:00:59:59

Pan African Vibe - Music Time in Africa - September 22, 2018

9/22/2018
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Inside this edition Heather serves up fresh Afrobeats & AfroFunk from West Africa’s top stars, hot hip-hop from Kenya’s current, biggest comeback artist, the 2017 African Cup of Nations Victory song, and classic artists of maskandi, palm-wine highlife, Algerian World music & Mande dance band! Kwame Ofori joins in for Song of the Week "Amaka" and Algerian singer/composer Rachid Taha's recent death is honored with one of his greatest songs. Get it! Catch the vibe!

Duration:00:59:59

Pan African Vibe - Music Time in Africa - September 16, 2018

9/16/2018
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Inside this edition Heather serves up fresh Afrobeats & AfroFunk from West Africa’s top stars, hot hip-hop from Kenya’s current, biggest comeback artist, the 2017 African Cup of Nations Victory song, and classic artists of maskandi, palm-wine highlife, Algerian World music & Mande dance band! Kwame Ofori joins in for Song of the Week "Amaka" and Algerian singer/composer Rachid Taha's recent death is honored with one of his greatest songs. Get it! Catch the vibe!

Duration:00:59:59

Mugeez (R2BEES) - Music Time in Africa - September 15, 2018

9/15/2018
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This edition of Music Time in Africa brings you Tekno funk, Hip Hop, Afrobeats, pop ballads, and some jazz and alternative tunes. You' get the latest music news too! Mugeez from the Afrobeats/Hiplife duo R2BEES, and – Blessing Chimanga –Zimbabwe’s marimba maestro give great interviews. Both have new albums out. Don't miss this! Beginning at :05, just after the latest World News.

Duration:00:59:59

Mugeez (R2BEES) - Music Time in Africa - September 09, 2018

9/9/2018
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This edition of Music Time in Africa brings you Tekno funk, Hip Hop, Afrobeats, pop ballads, and some jazz and alternative tunes. You' get the latest music news too! Mugeez from the Afrobeats/Hiplife duo R2BEES, and – Blessing Chimanga –Zimbabwe’s marimba maestro give great interviews. Both have new albums out. Don't miss this! Beginning at :05, just after the latest World News.

Duration:00:59:59

Akanji and more - Music Time in Africa - September 08, 2018

9/8/2018
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Beginning at :05 minutes past the hour,today's menu of delicious pan-African music comes from Senegal, Cameroon, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, South Africa & Liberia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. The artists include listeners' all-time favorites taken from a recent MTIA Facebook poll: Longue-Longue, Cheb Hasni, Balti, Flavor, Wizkid and Acalu Hundeessaa! Song of the Week (48:50) features rising singer-songwrriter Akanji and... boxing fans – for you -- a special sporty song. Don't miss it!

Duration:00:59:59