Afropop Worldwide

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  • Location: Brooklyn, New York

"Afropop Worldwide" is America's first and longest-lived weekly program on the music of Africa and the African Diaspora.

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This special 4-part series by Afropop Worldwide shines a spotlight on four giants of African music: Nigeria's Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi, Cameroon's Manu Dibango, and Tony Allen - one of the greatest drummers of the past century.

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Special episodes from Peabody Award-winning weekly program Afropop Worldwide, focusing on music from Africa and the African diaspora.

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"Afropop Worldwide" is America's first and longest-lived weekly program on the music of Africa and the African Diaspora. NOTE: This program is available to PRI affiliates. For more information please email memberships@prx.org.

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Afropop Worldwide is helping stations celebrate Black History Month with a specially curated selection of four episodes from the Afropop archive.

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PRX’s Afropop Worldwide is helping stations celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with a specially curated selection of four episodes. They spotlight: party-happy cumbia from Colombia and the pan-Latin world; bugalú (or “Latin soul”) a music style that stormed New York City in 1966; bachata which began as a kind of workingman’s blues from the Dominican Republic before exploding as an international sensation; and profiles of the legendary Beny Moré (Cuba) and Ismael Rivera (Puerto Rico) who are both national treasures. Si, se puede!

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Beginning February 29, 2024, PRX’s Afropop Worldwide is helping stations celebrate Women's History Month with a specially curated selection of five episodes from the Afropop archive.

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Fundraising Materials for Afropop Worldwide


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Caption: Thomas Mapfumo at SOBs 1991, Credit: Banning Eyre
In 1991, Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited made their second tour of the United States. This recording, made by Afropop Worldwide at S.O.B.'s...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2024
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Thomas Mapfumo and band
This Hip Deep edition explores the legendary early career of Thomas Mapfumo, a singer, composer and bandleader whose 1970s music set the stage for ...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Steve Rogers
In this episode, we trace the history of country music in Kenya dating back to the 1920s and 30s when local populations first heard Jimmie Rodgers ...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2024
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Umm Kulthum
Wrapping up our Women's History Month series, we turn the Afropop spotlight on Egypt's Umm Kulthum. Combining historical, religious, literary and m...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Umm Kulthum
Wrapping up our Women's History Month series, we turn the Afropop spotlight on Egypt's Umm Kulthum. Combining historical, religious, literary and m...

Bought by KECG


  • Added: Feb 28, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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This program focuses on four female artists whose music is full of challenging messages for a challenged world.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This program focuses on four female artists whose music is full of challenging messages for a challenged world.

Bought by WVTF and KECG


  • Added: Feb 25, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In West Africa, women are on the cutting edge of musical and cultural progress. This program looks at four singer/composers with roots in tradition...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Fatoumata Diawara
In West Africa, women are on the cutting edge of musical and cultural progress. This program looks at four singer/composers with roots in tradition...

Bought by KDNK and KECG


  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cheikha Rimitti
For some, Cheikha Rimitti was the queen of raï, which means “opinion" in Arabic. For others, she was the queen of freedom, an Algerian Statue of Li...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 58:59