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VOA Launches African Music Mix

Tune in every day of the week for a continuous stream of African music favorites, available to African listeners

Washington, D.C., June 1, 2007 - The Voice of America (VOA) has launched African Music Mix, a continuous stream of African music favorites, available to African listeners, every day of the week.

From N'dombolo to Benga to African hip-hop, African Music Mix offers the best in African music by artists from East, West, North, South, and Central Africa, as well as the islands. Broadcast daily, the new African-oriented music stream draws from VOA's archive of some 12,000 African songs to provide millions of music fans across the continent with a desired mix of local and pan-African favorites.

"VOA is the only radio station that offers such a rich blend of African music from around the continent, every day of the week," said VOA's English to Africa Service Chief Sonya Laurence Green. "You can't get this anywhere else," she added.

African Music Mix airs Monday-Sunday from 0000 UTC-0300 UTC and Monday-Friday from 1100 UTC - 1400 UTC. For more information about the program and a complete listing of English to Africa broadcasts, visit our website at or

VOA's English to Africa Service broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Anglophone Africa through shortwave, medium wave, television, the Internet, and a growing list of more than 40 affiliates, as well as two dedicated VOA 24-hour FM stations in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya.

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 115 million people. Programs are produced in 45 languages.

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4959, or e-mail