Music Time in Africa
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. Host Heather Maxwell keeps you up to date on what’s happening in African music with interviews and cultural information.
18 November 2022
Wesley Louissant Comes to Washington, Talks Latest Album
Wesley Louissant, also known as Wesli, is a Montreal-based Haitian multi-instrumentalist known for showcasing the rich music traditions of Haiti within his modern, multinational dance band. Wesli was in Washington, D.C. in October to promote his latest album 'Tradisyon'. VOA's Heather Maxwell speaks with him backstage and catches some of his live performance at local D.C. venue Bossa Bistro.
11 November 2022
Nigerian Singer Yemi Alade Speaks Music, Fashion and Tour Life
Afrobeats hit-maker and multi-award winning Nigerian singer Yemi Alade speaks with Heather Maxwell in a virtual interview from Paris, France. At the debut of her 2022 world tour, Alade packed concerts at Olympia Hall in Paris and MTELUS in Montreal, Canada at the city’s annual Nuits d’Afrique Festival. Heather caught up with her in between the two concerts earlier this week.
04 November 2022
Gyedu-Blay Amobolley Talks Jazz
Bringing jazz back to Africa. That’s the goal of Gyedu-Blay Amobolley, the beloved veteran jazz/soul/funk/highlife musician, composer and bandleader from Ghana . Ambolley joins Heather Maxwell from Accra in a virtual interview to talk about his 35th album “Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and Hi-Life Jazz” released October 7th.