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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There are no high-profile mixes of recent Tunisian underground dance music from hip DJs, and no young Algerian musicians with major distribution de...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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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: Jul 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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The program features new and classic music, the words of Nigerian scholars, musicians, activists and veterans of the late '60s Biafran War, conclud...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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This program in our Hip Deep series was produced in collaboration with African music scholar Gerhard Kubik, allowing a rare opportunity to delve in...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Youssou N'Dour embarked on an historic tour performing his Grammy Award-winning Egypt project.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Some countries are embedded in our collective memory for their trademark rhythms--samba for Brazil, rumba for Cuba, Afrobeat for Nigeria, mbalax fo...

  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Highlife—West Africa’s pioneer popular music of the late colonial and independence periods—has mostly faded from popularity in 21st century Nigeria...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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This program features Skype interviews and music from RAM (Haiti), Blaya (Portugal) and BLK JKS (South Africa), and music from Ghana, Cape Verde, C...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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In this program we hear from Ayo (Nigerian/Roma/German), Meklit Hadero (Ethiopian-American), Weedie Braimah (Ghanaian-American), La Dame Blanche (C...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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In this program, we hear extended live tracks from Senegal's Cheikh Lo, also Meklit, Les Amazones D'Afrique and dynamic new sounds from Turkey and ...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:59