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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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
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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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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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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
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As the 21st century rolls on, more and more of the musical artists who are making a difference cannot be pinned down to any one national identity.

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