Music Time in Africa Today

The Voice of America broadcasts a one-hour version of Music Time in Africa  on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. A link to digital streams of the programs can be found at the bottom of this page.

Here is the schedule:

Friday 09:05-10:00 UTC/GMT
Saturday & Sunday 09:05-10:00, 15:05-16:00, 20:05-21:00 & 22:05-23:00 UTC/GMT

The current host is Heather Maxwell, an ethnomusicologist and experienced music professional specializing in African music. Dr. Maxwell has published academic works on Malian music and the West African balafon. She is also a singer songwriter and has published recorded albums in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and the US. In addition to her regular weekend radio broadcasts, Heather curates the Music Time in Africa YouTube Channel, Facebook page and blog. Explore these platforms to engage with MTIA audiences and learn more about African music through exciting live performances, interviews with artists, in-depth reviews of music festivals, rare recordings and more.