Ethical Access to Music Time in Africa is off to a good start. The project started on June 1, 2016. The First Quarter Status Report, 30 Sept 2016 summarizes the work done to recruit student staff, set up the project, and undertake the detailed work required to identify and process at least 900 sound recordings from the Voice of America’s long-running radio program Music Time in Africa.
By the end of the first quarter, we have found, logged, and shipped to The Media Preserve over 750 radio programs. The vast majority of the recordings consist of full 30 -minute programs, along with the associated reading script for the program. The recordings typically start with a spoken welcome and theme music. The program then features between 4 and 8 musical selections on a particular topic with the selections introduced and explained by the announcer.
The First Quarter Report concludes with a list of goals for the next quarter of the project.