So, why does Afrocentric Sounds Radio exist, and what is its history?
The goal of Afrocentric Sounds Radio is to provide a broadcast venue for recordings that are currently underrepresented on mainstream classical radio in the hope that those hearing this glorious music for the first time will want to make it a part of that mainstream. (With a station focusing on the classical music work by those of African descent, perhaps others of similar theme will join?)
Afrocentric Sounds originally launched on November 1, 2009. Unfortunately, both it and its sister station, Afrocentric Voices Radio, were shelved in 2016. It’s taken four years, but the station is back! Now, its programming combines music from both stations into one: Afrocentric Sounds Radio.
I would appreciate your comments. And–I admit–I would appreciate your support to keep Afrocentric Sounds up and growing. The station is paid for out of my pocket, which I assure you isn’t even close to deep. You can send recordings for me to consider for play on the station and/or any financial support you’d like to give to: Randye Jones, PO Box 281, Grinnell, IA 50112.