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Leo Sarkisian, Founder of VOA's Music Time in Africa Program, Dies

Leo Sarkisian, the founder of VOA's long-running Music Time in Africa program, has died at the age of 97. Known by his fans as the "Music Man of Africa," he founded the English-language radio program in 1965 and traveled to every African country recording music. He passed away June 8, but details are not known. Sarkisian will be buried in North Andover, Massachusetts, with full military honors. He officially retired from VOA in 2012 after 47 years on the...

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