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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 occasional rare recordings from the Leo Sarkisian Library of African Music.

Host Heather Maxwell is a music professional specializing in African music. Maxwell has published academic works on Malian music and the West African balafon. She is also a singer songwriter and has recorded albums in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and the U.S.