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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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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Caption: Maytals debut LP
Toots Hibbert was a titan of Jamaican popular music. This episode is an homage to Toots, whose incredible career only ended when he tragically died...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This show updates the Zulu pop music known as maskanda, with a look back at its history and a survey of the current scene--rich musically, but trou...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
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In this episode, we sample a wide range of kora music, and hear tales of its remarkable global journey.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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On a visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands in winter 2018, we took the pulse of the national music of St. Croix – quelbe.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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For the past seven years, a young and technologically skilled generation in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, has created and finessed a sound that has the wo...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Aug 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Wesli, Credit: Banning Eyre
In its 36th year, the Nuits d’Afrique festival in Montreal pulled out all the stops to meet the expectations of an audience that was hungry to see ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In this program we sample recordings from the 2021 box set Changüí: The Sound of Guantánamo, and hear from Gianluca Tramontana, the man who made th...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The Oromo are the largest ethnic group in the Horn of Africa, but were relatively little known outside of the region until recently. This episode “...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Inspired by Jamaica’s dancehall music from the 90s and early 2000s, Zimbabwean dancehall music (Zimdancehall) started out as an underground subcult...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:01