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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Salegy may be the most popular dance music of Madagascar. It’s a churning, harmonious groove with spine-stiffening vocal harmonies that emerged fro...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This program explores the evolution of sound system culture, from the Jamaican genesis of the 1940s to its gradual impact on diaspora communities, ...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Ebo Taylor
This Hip Deep edition, based on field work in Ghana, tells the story of how highlife turned into Afro-funk.

  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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On this program, we attend the FEMUA festival and hear the sounds and stories of Abidjan’s cultural and commercial renaissance. Produced by Elodie ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
  • 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: Mar 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Eme Awa and Michael Shereikis at AFI
GC's DJ Roadshow with WOWD's Jolly Papa Radio

  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As Egyptians struggle to forge a new, post-revolution identity, some will look to traditions.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This program features highlights and interviews from Pongo (Angola), Neuza (Cape Verde), Lucas Santana (Brazil), Bandé Gamboa (Guinea-Bissau/Cape V...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In 'I Am The Upsetter: The Sonic Innovation of Lee 'Scratch' Perry,' producer David Katz, who is Perry's authorized biographer, draws on archive in...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This program ventures into corners of Africa we rarely hear from, guided by adventurous field recordists and crate diggers.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00