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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Overlooked and marginalized in the complex world of Congolese pop music, groups like Konono No 1 and Kisanzi Congo are reaching the world thanks to...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode, we visit Panama, a little-known musical treasure trove. Here on the isthmus, music from around the Americas mixed together in a un...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This edition of Afropop Worldwide's Hip Deep will profile forro creator Luiz Gonzaga--from the wanderlust that led him from his rural birthplace in...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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In this program, we travel to Lagos to talk to people there who help us fill in the picture of King Sunny Ade’s earlier career in the 1960s and '70s.

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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On this program, we follow Caribbean steel-pan bands and Haitian rara groups through their preparations for Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade and C...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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More than any contemporary jazz artist, Randy Weston understood, honored and explored the roots of American music in Africa.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As Afropop Worldwide marks the week of its 30th anniversary on the public airwaves, we take a look at the story that led up to the program’s creation.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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In West Africa, women are on the cutting edge of musical and cultural progress. This program looks at four singer/composers with roots in tradition...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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For some 50 years, Leo Sarkisian was a worldwide staple on the overseas radio broadcast of Voice of America. In recognition of his passing in June,...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Exploring the largest Portuguese city's African community and the irresistible music they make.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59