Leo Sarkisian was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He traveled to places few Westerners went, and recorded local music most people had never heard.
Sarkisian, well-known for creating the Voice of America radio show "Music Time in Africa," died in June at an assisted living home in Bedford, New Hampshire. He was 97.
All Things Considered host Lisa Mullins remembers Sarkisian's remarkable life. She speaks with a longtime friend of Sarkisian's, Kelly Askew, a professor of anthropology and Afro-American and African studies at the University of Michigan.
This segment aired on July 13, 2018.