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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The island of Hispaniola, located in the western Caribbean, is divided in two by an invisible line that snakes down its central mountain range. On ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Bunny Wailer and Hakim
On this program we survey the careers of two giants within their genres: Bunny Wailer from Jamaica and Hakim from Egypt.

  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
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In Morocco today, artists draw from a huge variety of styles and traditions, creating music that takes from previously neglected history in order t...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:59

  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Portrait of a young black woman, seated, holding nine string banjo , Credit: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
We trace the history of this most American of instruments from its ancestors in West Africa through the Caribbean and American South and into the p...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Raven Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 32
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We explore the rich period in the 1970s when soul flourished in Brazil.

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
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Our Hip Deep edition “A Tale of Two Rebellions,” recounts the stories of two remarkable military campaigns in early Islamic history.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
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A vast, new world of DJs, record collectors and producers are going to far reaches of the Earth to find forgotten records and new styles of music.

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
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Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian musical giants have long enjoyed the spotlight, yet throughout Latin America there are other black enclaves producing...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
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In their annual tradition, Georges Collinet and Banning Eyre take stock of the year’s offerings, covering an ever-growing array of styles and artis...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:59