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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Strap on your shoes and shuffle along as we trace the history of tap and celebrate the Black artists and innovators who built--and continue to buil...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This Hip Deep episode presents the stunning radio premiere of "Oh, David," the traditional song of the annual Easter Rock in Winnsboro, Louisiana.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This program explores the history of African-American string bands, with music and memories from a special guest: the late string maestro Howard Ar...

Bought by WVTF, CHSR-FM 97.9, WCUW 91.3 FM, KUPR low power FM, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Portrait of a young black woman, seated, holding nine string banjo, Credit: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This program traces the history of this most American of instruments from its ancestors in West Africa through the Caribbean and American South and...

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KUT, Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP, KAZU Seaside, Calif., Morehead State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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In this program we survey African musicians reinterpreting each other’s songs, as well as songs from far outside their traditions.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2024
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Jan 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Through a patchwork of stories, soundscapes, and fresh musical releases, we hear more about this unique and strange place that came to host and gen...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2024
  • Length: 58:59
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This Hip Deep episode presents the stunning radio premiere of "Oh, David," the traditional song of the annual Easter Rock in Winnsboro, Louisiana.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP, WCUW 91.3 FM, High Plains Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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On this program producer David Katz explores how Grenada’s tempestuous history has influenced its dynamic music scene, with testimony from leading ...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
This Hip Deep program, originally broadcast in 2005, is being repeated in memoriam the pathbreaking historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall (1929-2022), who...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2024
  • Length: 58:59