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    African Beat showcases the latest and the greatest of contemporary African music and conversation. From Benga to Juju, Hip Life to Bongo Flava, Bubu to Soukous and more, host David Vandy has his finger on the pulse of the hottest African music and related issues today.

    January 15 - January 21, 2012

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    January 15 - January 21, 2012

    Join host David Vandy as he crisscrosses the African continent bringing you the best African music on African Beat – the show that brings happiness into your home and a smile on your face.

    Got talent? Send your music CD to David get the chance to be heard across the continent and beyond (VOA reserves the right to edit music selections).

    David is from Freetown, Sierra Leone, and has hosted and produced numerous news and music shows in the U.S. and West Africa. Monday through Friday, rain or shine, tune in to African Beat and tap them feet.

    Broadcast Schedule

    0900-1000 UTC/GMT & 2000-2100 UTC/GMT

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