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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In this episode we hear the man, the music and the remembrances of those whose lives were changed by his extraordinary generosity.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: For The Cameroon-Cuba Connection, we talk to Georges Mbele, a nganga (healer) in the spiritual tradition of the Batanga people of south Cameroon, seen here in the sacred grove where the healing ceremonies take place., Credit: Ivor Miller (2021)
Dr. Ivor Miller shares with Georges Collinet and Ned Sublette his decades of research into the roots of Cuban Abakuá in Cameroon.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Oreia contemplates his image, Credit: Photo ©David Katz
The capital of Minas Gerais, a state built on mining, dairy products and coffee production, Belo Horizonte is often seen as a parochial, conservati...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Much has been made of Mexico's rich Spanish and indigenous heritage, but until recently, there's been little talk of Mexico's so-called "Third Root...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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We cast our memories back to a night at The Ritz in New York City, when Senegal's Youssou N'Dour and his juggernaut mbalax band Le Super Etoile lit...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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From the 1970s to the present—hip-hop and Afrobeats notwithstanding—the most beloved and popular music in Senegal has been and remains mbalax.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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The long awaited follow-up to Afropop's popular 2002 program "Berber Rising" brings listeners up to date on music being made by the original inhabi...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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The Amizigh, or Berber, are the original inhabitants of North Africa, which means their roots run deeper than the region’s better known Arab or Eur...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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The "taarab" music of East Africa's Swahili coast offers an amazing history lesson.

  • Added: May 25, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
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Georges Collinet and Lagos-based producer producer FayFay, shed light on the challenges faced by aspiring artists in the Afrobeats music industry i...

  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 59:00