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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Caption: Jerry Rivas, Charlie Aponte, and Papo Rosario of El Gran Combo in 1998, Credit: Ned Sublette
We talk to three of Puerto Rico’s all-time most important bandleaders: Rafael Ithier, founder of El Gran Combo; Quique Lucca, founder of Sonora Pon...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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In this episode, we meet the artists, sample their sets, and take in the growing presence of African music at America’s most essential pop music ex...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Producer Morgan Greenstreet follows the trail of West African Vaudou spiritual music to a very unlikely place–Utrecht, Netherlands–for the first ed...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Ethnomusicologist Peter Manuel of the City University of New York shares his ground-breaking research on Indo-Caribbean music in all of its geograp...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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This guitar-focused program presents a series of mostly acoustic sessions with Garifuna star Aurelio Martinez, griot guitar master Aboubacar "Badia...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In this Hip Deep edition, Afropop producer Wills Glasspeigel heads to South Africa to reveal the story of the inimitable Hugh Tracey, a field recor...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
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On a 2018 return visit to the archipelago of Cape Verde, we find all sorts of fresh musical activity, global and local.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Sidiki Diabate
On this program, we attend the Festival des Musiques Urbaines d’Anoumabo ( FEMUA) in the Abidjan district of Anoumabo - and hear the sounds and sto...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Afropop goes to Miami to enjoy highlights from the 21st annual Afro Roots Fest at the North Beach Bandshell.

  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Georges Collinet and Banning Eyre put a new twist on their traditional year-end program. Instead of looking back on the year and the decade, they l...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00