Tune In Tuesdays: Music Time in Africa
The NEH "Tune In Tuesdays" highlights the Sarkisian collection of African popular music from more than 38 countries obtained between 1953 and 1985, collected by journalist, broadcaster, and ethnomusicologist Leo Sarkisian.
This collection now resides at U of M as part of an NEH grant recently received by professor Kelly Askew and Professor Paul Conway at School of Information. This grant "will enable scholars and archivists to reformat and digitally preserve 900 reels of audiotape, image and transcribe original MTiA radio scripts and playlists, and create a Web-based access portal where visitors may listen to selected audio. The project team will also produce a finding aid for the entire collection."