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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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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Jazz pianist Maurice Rocco was a star of American nightclubs and Hollywood films in the 1930s-40s, playing in an ecstatic, stand-up style that left...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Howard Armstrong - Louie Bluie, Credit: Film Soundtrack Cover
There’s been a lot of speculation about the chain of musical events that link the blues back to Africa. Most of that chain is unrecorded and shroud...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Béco Dranoff, Credit: Banning Eyre
Brazilian broadcaster, producer and music aficionado Béco Dranoff returns to Afropop Worldwide with a set of great new music from South America’s m...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode, we explore the synthesizer, looking closely at the history of this ubiquitous (and often debated) piece of musical technology, and...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Amapiano is proving to be a genre that has both depth and breadth, but is it here to stay? We tackle this question, and explore how this homegrown ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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From Paris to New Orleans and Boston, Haitian musicians are shaking up the music scene.

  • Added: Dec 31, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Afro-Sweden? Who knew? Over the past 60 years, a number of musicians from Africa and its diaspora have come to base themselves, or have been born, ...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sampa the Great
Afropop is launching a new tradition: a year-end episode that looks forward rather than back. We’ll ask artists and others to tell us about somethi...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In hard times and boom times, people in Ghana know how to party. In this program, we hear the regional pop and neotraditional music that animates f...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In this addition, DJ Kix returns by taking us on a musical journey across Africa, showcasing some of the continent’s formidable women who are quick...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00