David Vandy &
Join Host David Vandy and Executive Producer Matthew Lavoie for the best in African music. From Benga to Juju, Hip Life to Bongo Flava, Afro Beat to Ndombolo, and Makossa to Kwaito, VOA’s hour-long
African Beat has it all -- from all across the continent.
David Vandy was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and has produced news and music shows at several radio stations. He loves to dance and wants to get you dancing too! Join him as he tours the continent and samples the best tunes on offer.
Matthew Lavoie is the VOA’s Music Man for Africa. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and spent his early years in France, with extensive travels in Africa. Matthew’s ambition in life is to hear -- and share with you! -- every record, CD, and cassette ever made.