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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More than any contemporary jazz artist, Randy Weston understood, honored and explored the roots of American music in Africa.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In this program, we explore tarab with special guest UCLA ethnomusicology professor A.J. Racy.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The Shona mbira is one of the most entrancing musical sounds out of Africa.

  • Added: Dec 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In this program, author and scholar Deborah Kapchan guides us through the history, practices, music, lore and unique contemporary stature of the Gn...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2023
  • 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: Nov 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Tony Allen
Tony Allen is among the greatest drummers of the past century. His sudden death at 79 in April, 2020, was a shock felt around the world.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In this program we salute a towering career in global music, with insights from Michael Veal, co-author of Tony Allen’s autobiography. Produced by ...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Oliver Mtukutzi
In this program, we look back at our conversations with Tuku going back to our first visit to Zimbabwe in 1988, and hear his wonderful music at var...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In this program, we hear from current day Nigerians from multiple generations and genres—fuji, juju, hip-hop, Afrobeats, and highlife - on how they...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Manu Dibango
Cameroonian musician and composer Manu Dibango passed away on March 24, 2020 at his home in France, an early victim of Covid 19. This episode is a ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00