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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In this program we trace the history and legacy of this joyous and surprising music with field work in Jamaica, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Mali.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Wesli, Credit: Banning Eyre
In its 36th year, the Nuits d’Afrique festival in Montreal pulled out all the stops to meet the expectations of an audience that was hungry to see ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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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 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In this program, we take the pulse of Toronto’s African scene through music and interviews with Kofi, Emanuel, Blandine, Fantahun and many more.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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"Dakar Muse" takes us to one of the most exciting musical cities in Africa. We'll meet young stars on the Mbalax scene, Senegal's national music. A...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The New York Sound of Latin Music demonstrates how the metropolis transformed the music.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
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While widely overlooked internationally for their music, over the past 20 years Batswana have steadily built a diverse and fruitful local scene tha...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Top - Black Jesus Experience; Left - Ajak Kwai; Centre - Kix; Right – IJALE
In this episode we’ll explore African musicians and music curators who are making their mark in Melbourne - Australia’s music and cultural capital....

  • Added: May 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The Plena has a history as a sung newspaper and in recent years “bomba,” an older form of Afro-Puerto Rican music has taken on a more political ton...

  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
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On this program, Georges Collinet welcomes co-host Béco Dranoff in Brazil.

  • Added: May 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00