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On our August 27, 2014 program:
Voice of America’s African Music
In 1965, “Music Time in Africa” debuted on the Voice of America with Leo “Music Man for Africa” Sarkisian, beginning a long musical legacy on airwaves. The famous radio program’s legacy continues on with Mr. Sarkisian’s vast music library that includes more than 50 years of original recordings and popular pan-African timeless music treasures, from throughout the African diaspora. Another popular VOA radio show is “African Beat,” which features the latest and greatest of contemporary African music from Benga to Juju, Hip Life to Bongo Flava, Bubu to Soukous and conversation.
Join us on the next edition of Straight Talk Africa for our live, one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast, when host Shaka Ssali and his guests will showcase Voice of America’s award-winning and rich history of broadening the world’s musical horizons.
Washington Studio Guests:
Host and Producer of VOA’s “Music Time in Africa"
Host of Voice of America’s “African Beat”
Question of the Week:
What kind of music do you hear on the airwaves on the continent? And, what you like to hear more of?
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In the competitive and changing television industry, nothing is more valuable for job-seekers than "real world" experience. The Straight Talk Africa internship program offers motivated and outstanding students exciting opportunities to experience practical journalism. In addition to helping to get our weekly studio programs on-the-air, interns also produce a final project for their portfolios. Projects include writing and producing promos, stories, and even full-length documentary or magazine shows.
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attention Roblyn Hymes. Applications are accepted on a open deadline basis.