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 episode we speak with Latin and Caribbean music scholars and social workers to break down the racist and sexist undertones of the genre's c...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Jul 28, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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On this music-rich program, we hear live music from Congo’s Papa Wemba, South African township heroes Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, a queen ...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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On a return trip to Madagascar, we catch up with and hear new music from tsapiky maestro Damily, the “King of Salegy” Jaojoby, an exciting new duo ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
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Through music, interviews, and historical radio clips, producer Ned Sublette, author of Cuba and Its Music, tells the story of Cuba’s massive commi...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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For over 10 years, Eric Nelson Efa has crisscrossed almost half of Cameroon to record and preserve the legacy of traditional musicians who are slow...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Salsa and merengue, soca and calypso, reggae and reggaeton—it all comes together in Central America. In our program, we visit Panama, a little-know...

  • Added: May 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Miami’s Afro Roots Fest is back on stage at the North Miami Beach Bandshell. Mostly. The 2021 edition featured live performances by Afro-Nicaraguan...

  • Added: May 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes from around the continent and diaspora that illuminate...

  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
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When you think punk, a few locations tend to come to mind- New York, London, LA. But Durban? Jo’Burg? South Africa? In this program, we are takin...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00