Greetings!! This is the Web site for Afrocentric Sounds, the playlist/radio station featuring classical music written and/or performed by the African diaspora.

Afrocentric Sounds has a pretty eclectic program of music, reflecting the influence of other music styles–Spirituals, Ragtime, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, and other popular and folk music–on the creation and interpretation of classical music. The station also reflects the presence of Afrocentricity in Europe and the Americas. This is a place where performance of Beethoven or Bach resides comfortably with compositions by Joplin, Ellington, Bonds, etc. To access the station, please click on this link:

The station can also be reached at https://live365.com/station/Afrocentric-Sounds-a96259.

Afrocentric Sounds Radio is also available on your mobile device. The station is hosted on Live365, which has access through the Apple App Store and Google Play platforms.

Once again this year, Afrocentric Sounds Radio celebrates the Christmas holiday with Holiday Sounds beginning noon until 5 pm Central Time on Friday, November 26th. Of course, there will be performances of “The Messiah” and spirituals and other familiar–and not so familiar songs for the season. Then, each week leading through Christmas Day, December 25th, additional hours of Xmas music will be added until we reach 24 hours of continuous Holiday Sounds!

More programming is on the way!

Would you like to hear all-vocal music? All-piano music? All-orchestral music? Well, Afrocentric Sounds Radio will program two hours of music especially for you! All times listed are Central time
  • Sundays, 9 a.m. until noon – Sacred Sounds: Celebrates sacred music from masses to spirituals
  • Sundays, 2 p.m. – Spirituals Sounds: Negro spirituals for solo voice
  • Mondays, 2 p.m. – Chamber Sounds: Secular from solo instruments to chamber ensembles
  • Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – Secular Sounds: Art songs and other secular vocal music
  • Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – Piano Sounds: Piano music from yesterday and today
  • Thursdays, 2 p.m. – Orchestra Sounds: Orchestral music from yesterday and today
  • Fridays, 2 p.m. – Opera Sounds: Music from the world of opera
  • Saturdays, 2 p.m. – New Sounds: Recordings recently added to Afrocentric Sounds Radio

New!! Public Service Announcements on Afrocentric Sounds!

Individuals and groups that have activities relevant to the world of Afrocentric classical music are invited to submit public service announcements for placement of Afrocentric Sounds Radio.

Please submit audio announcement files in .mp3 format that are no longer than 30 seconds in duration. Attach the file to email and send to classic@afrocentricsounds.com.


For more information about Afrocentric Sounds, please email me at classic@afrocentricsounds.com.
Enjoy!!

Randye Jones