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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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
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DJ Crew Zona Libre take a break from throwing genre-defying parties and producing their own live events and podcasts to team up with Afropop for an...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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We look into the rise and mysterious fall of the funky Bajan spouge beat which ruled the island in the ’70s, and discover a few underground musicia...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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The Nile Project is an ambitious and imaginative attempt to bring about better stewardship of one of the world’s longest rivers by fostering collab...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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Produced in São Luís, Brazil by David Katz, this program explores how reggae became embedded in São Luís’ consciousness, cutting across boundaries ...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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In this musical exposé Afropop producer Saxon Baird susses out the often overlooked NYC Jamaican music scene with interviews from some of its bigge...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Afropop returns to Dakar, Senegal to catch up with the latest in that country's dominant music style, the bracing, dynamic genre known as mbalax.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This is a remarkable journey among the forest people of the Central African Republic

  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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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