Welcome to "Ethical Access to Music Time in Africa," a music access project supported by the National Endowment of the Humanities. Log in with your U-M uniqname to listen to media.

The purpose of the project (2016-2018) is to provide audiences in Africa, the United States, and the wider world with first-time online access to nearly 1,000 Music Time in Africa radio broadcasts originally beamed to Africa by the Voice of America. For decades starting in the mid-1960s, the broadcasts featured excerpts from hundreds of hours of original field recordings of traditional and popular African music recorded by musicologist Leo Sarkisian.

Leo and Mary Sarkisian

Leo and Mary Sarkisian (center) in the Leo Sarkisian Library of African Music, with University of Michigan Librarian for African Studies Loyd Mbabu (left) and Professor of Anthropology Kelly Askew.