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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

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Music Time in Africa - June 09, 2019

6/9/2019
Music Time in Africa is VOA’s longest running English language program. Since 1965, this award-winning program has featured pan African music that spans all genres and generations. Ethnomusicologist and Host Heather Maxwell keeps you up to date on what’s happening in African music with exclusive interviews, cultural information, and of course, great music -- including rare recordings from the Leo Sarkisian Library of African Music.

Duration:00:59:59

Music Time in Africa - June 08, 2019

6/8/2019
Music Time in Africa is VOA’s longest running English language program. Since 1965, this award-winning program has featured pan African music that spans all genres and generations. Ethnomusicologist and Host Heather Maxwell keeps you up to date on what’s happening in African music with exclusive interviews, cultural information, and of course, great music -- including rare recordings from the Leo Sarkisian Library of African Music.

Duration:00:59:59

Kagwe Mungai releases debut album - Music Time in Africa - June 02, 2019

6/2/2019
Starting at :05 minutes into the hour you'll hear wonderful old and new tunes from 10 different countries including the official 2019 Africa World Cup Theme Song "Feel the Magic in the Air" and "Imam" by Gambia's hottest duo. Song of the week with Kwame is "Oh My Love" by Zambian sister duo Davaos! And enjoy an exclusive interview with Kagwe Mungai from Kenya (presented by Bill Odidi) who has just released his debut album Spectrum. Don't miss it!

Duration:00:59:59

Music Time in Africa - June 01, 2019

6/1/2019
Tune in at :05 minutes and enjoy 55 minutes of pure, pan-African music. Music Time in Africa is VOA’s longest running English language program. Since 1965, this award-winning program has featured pan African music that spans all genres and generations. Ethnomusicologist and Host Heather Maxwell keeps you up to date on what’s happening in African music with exclusive interviews and cultural information.

Duration:00:59:59

Music Time in Africa - May 26, 2019

5/26/2019
Tune in at :05 minutes and enjoy 55 minutes of pure, pan-African music. Music Time in Africa is VOA’s longest running English language program. Since 1965, this award-winning program has featured pan African music that spans all genres and generations. Ethnomusicologist and Host Heather Maxwell keeps you up to date on what’s happening in African music with exclusive interviews and cultural information.

Duration:00:59:59

Kwame Eugene & 2019 Ghana Music Awards - Music Time in Africa - May 25, 2019

5/25/2019
Beginning at :05 minutes into the hour treat your ears to a musical feast. You'll hear everything from classic Soukous by Mbilia Bel and Tabu Ley to new releases by veterans and rising stars alike like mbalax ambassador Youssou N’dour and Teta Diana of Rwanda. Song of the Week features “Wish Me Well” a song and artist who is riding at the top of the nominees list for this weekend’s Annual Ghana Music Awards, too. Kwame Ofori joins me to present that. Join us!

Duration:00:59:59

Mother's Day and Oumou Sangaré - Music Time in Africa - May 18, 2019

5/18/2019
Starting at :05 into the hour today's edition features music about, by, and for mothers in honor of Mother's Day. Heather brings artists like Daraa Tribes (Morocco) and ThugOmega (Ghana) present their own songs for this special day, and VOA personalities present other classics like "Sweet Mother" (Prince Nico Mbarga) "Mama I'm Sorry" (Brenda Fassie) and "Koka Bere" (Adja Soumano). Malian Diva Oumou Sangaré is our featured guest this week! Reporter Brahms Posthumus interviews her from...

Duration:00:59:59

Tamale's Reggae Pioneer Abu Sadiq - Music Time in Africa - May 11, 2019

5/11/2019
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:00:59:59

Song of the Week "Magun" Plus Ghana's Reggae Pioneer Abu Sadiq - Music Time in Africa Music Time in Africa - May 05, 2019

5/5/2019
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:00:59:59

Mangoma and Emmanuel Jal - Music Time in Africa - May 04, 2019

5/4/2019
Starting at :05 minutes past the hour, get your best pan-African groove on with this lineup: Mayra Andrade, King Promise, Khaira Arby, Bebi Philip, Methuselah, Simi, Wande Coal, BiQo, Catch Dem Young Salone and two throwbacks - The Golden Sounds and Depiano & Tchadé. Song of the Week “Busheshe” is a love song by traditional musician Othnell Mangoma Moyo from Harare. You can watch us present Mangoma > https://youtu.be/SC72aSdoEHA. Also, today's feature interview spotlights South Sudanese...

Duration:00:59:59

Emmanuel Jal - Music Time in Africa - April 28, 2019

4/28/2019
Starting at :05 minutes past the hour, get your best pan-African groove on with this lineup: Mayra Andrade, King Promise, Khaira Arby, Bebi Philip, Methuselah, Simi, Wande Coal, BiQo, Catch Dem Young Salone and two throwbacks - The Golden Sounds and Depiano & Tchadé. Song of the Week “Busheshe” is a love song by traditional musician Othnell Mangoma Moyo from Harare. Today's feature interview spotlights South Sudanese singer/rap artist: Emmanual Jal Reporter Bill Odidi meets up with him in...

Duration:00:59:59

Maccasio and Songs of African Cities - Music Time in Africa - April 27, 2019

4/27/2019
Starting at :05 minutes past the hour, today’s edition features songs of African cities and neighborhoods. Song of the week by Ghanaian international reggae star Rocky Dawuni starts with N....Kwame Ofori joins me to present that, and you'll also meet Maccasio! He is a hiplife artist hailing from the majestic city of Tamale, Northern Ghana, and has just been nominated for Ghana Music Awards this year. The interview is presented by Samed Gaida where he spoke to Maccasio earlier this week.

Duration:00:59:59

Maccasio and Songs of African Cities - Music Time in Africa - April 21, 2019

4/21/2019
Starting at :05 minutes past the hour, today’s edition features songs of African cities and neighborhoods. Song of the week by Ghanaian international reggae star Rocky Dawuni starts with N....Kwame Ofori joins me to present that, and you'll also meet Maccasio! He is a hiplife artist hailing from the majestic city of Tamale, Northern Ghana, and has just been nominated for Ghana Music Awards this year. The interview is presented by Samed Gaida where he spoke to Maccasio earlier this week.

Duration:00:59:59

Mad Music Mix - Music Time in Africa - April 20, 2019

4/20/2019
Starting at :05 here's what's inside today's edition: A mad mix of amazing music from Angola, Burkina Faso, Congo, Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Mali, South Africa and the diaspora. Some tunes are by beloved veterans like Lokua Kanza, Fally Ipupa, Eduardo Paim, Papa Wemba, Habibou Sawadogo, and Tiken Jah Fakoli. Others are by fresh young artists like A-Star, Victor AD and Patience Namidongo. Mayonde’s “Nairobi” is our Song of the Week feature and other VOA journalist friends pop...

Duration:00:59:59

Mad Music Mix - Music Time in Africa - April 14, 2019

4/14/2019
Inside today's edition: A mad mix of amazing music from Angola, Burkina Faso, Congo, Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Mali, South Africa and the diaspora. Some tunes are by beloved veterans like Lokua Kanza, Fally Ipupa, Eduardo Paim, Papa Wemba, Habibou Sawadogo, and Tiken Jah Fakoli. Others are by fresh young artists like A-Star, Victor AD and Patience Namidongo. Mayonde’s “Nairobi” is our Song of the Week feature and other VOA journalist friends pop in throughout the hour and...

Duration:00:59:59

Mayonde and Dogo from Togo - Music Time in Africa - April 13, 2019

4/13/2019
In this edition, you'll listen to awesome music from Mali, Liberia Sierra Leone, Malawi, Guinea, Togo, Egypt, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. I’ve also got two special guests today: Mass Dogo aka Dogo from Togo joins me in the studio with my Song of the Week co-host Kwame Ofori to present his Award-winning song “Soke Wo.” Dogo is based in the Washington DC area and recently won the 2019 Best World Music Aritst/Group award at the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMA) with that song. Second, our...

Duration:00:59:59

Dogo from Togo and Mayonde - Music Time in Africa - April 07, 2019

4/7/2019
In this edition, you'll listen to awesome music from Mali, Liberia Sierra Leone, Malawi, Guinea, Togo, Egypt, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. I’ve also got two special guests today: Mass Dogo aka Dogo from Togo joins me in the studio with my Song of the Week co-host Kwame Ofori to present his Award-winning song “Soke Wo.” Dogo is based in the Washington DC area and recently won the 2019 Best World Music Aritst/Group award at the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMA) with that song. Second, our...

Duration:00:59:56

Seun Olota - Music Time in Africa - April 06, 2019

4/6/2019
This exciting pan-African playlist twists and turns through 13 countries, 3 decades, and grooves in styles from Afrobeats to Mbaqanga. Enjoy a quick music history lesson on the song "Sawale" with Song of the Week guest co-host Tolumide. New music includes songs by Emmanuel Jal and Nyaruach (South Sudan), Blinky Bill (Kenya), Aida Samb (Senegal), Koffee (Jamaica), Bombino (Niger) and Shan’L La Kinda (Gabon). You'll also meet Nigerian Afrofusion artist Seun Olota as presented by Bill Odidi in...

Duration:00:59:59

Seun Olota and More - Music Time in Africa - March 31, 2019

3/31/2019
This exciting pan-African playlist twists and turns through 13 countries, 3 decades, and grooves in styles from Afrobeats to Mbaqanga. Enjoy a quick music history lesson on the song "Sawale" with Song of the Week guest co-host Tolumide. New music includes songs by Emmanuel Jal and Nyaruach (South Sudan), Blinky Bill (Kenya), Aida Samb (Senegal), Koffee (Jamaica), Bombino (Niger) and Shan’L La Kinda (Gabon). You'll also meet Nigerian Afrofusion artist Seun Olota as presented by Bill Odidi in...

Duration:00:59:59

Rising Talent Dawit Cherent, Big F & Swagger Boys Dynasty - Music Time in Africa - March 30, 2019

3/30/2019
Heather invites you to take a musical ride as she escorts you through a playlist of artists from 12 African countries. Expand your pallet of pan-African music! Enjoy old classics such as Bebe Manga's "Amio" and today's top touring bands like Mokoomba and Sauti Soul. Meet new rising talents, too, like our Song of the Week "Good Time" by American/Kenyan artist, Swagger boys Dynasty from Juba, South Sudan, and Dawit Cherent from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. You'll also hear "Waitin' We Gain" by Big F...

Duration:00:59:59