Clement Colours - Music Time in Africa
Inside today’s edition you’ll hear a wide range of music from the early 1990s right up to September of 2020: Pan-African classics by Salif Keita (Mali), Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe) and Lucky Dube (South Africa); timeless, regional hits from South Sudan (Nyaruach) and Egypt (Amr Diab); and current tunes that are rockin’ the airwaves right now in Kenya (Nviiri the Storyteller ft Ray Gee), South Africa (Ami Faku), Canada and Ethiopia (Mez Mariyé) and Nigeria (Burna Boy). The vintage tune from the Music Time in Africa Archives is a 1968 recording of The Richard Band from Cameroon, and Song of the Week is “Imali” by South African singer, Ami Faku.
You’ll also meet a painter. His name is Clement Colours and Heather interviews him virtually from Washington DC to Kaduna, Nigeria from inside Colour’s art studio. Find out what goes on in his studio; and how beauty, goodness, corruption and even sexual violence inspire some of his favorite works to date.
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 a weekly vintage recording from our digital Music Time in Africa Archive (MTIA Archive).
Heather Maxwell is 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 Facebook Page, YouTube Channel 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.
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