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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Beny Moré and Ismael Rivera are national heroes in their home countries, Cuba and Puerto Rico respectively. They were soneros of the highest order,...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Ismael Rivera
Beny Moré and Ismael Rivera are national heroes in their home countries, Cuba and Puerto Rico respectively. They were soneros of the highest order,...

Bought by WERA-LP, WLPR , KAAD-LP, RadioFreePalmer, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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We honor the late Joe Cuba with this portrait of "Bugalú," produced for Afropop Worldwide by Ned Sublette.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Joe Cuba, Stepping Out
We honor the late Joe Cuba with this portrait of "Bugalú," produced for Afropop Worldwide by Ned Sublette.

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, WERA-LP, KAAD-LP, WLPR , High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In this Hip Deep edition, we find out how cumbia left Colombia in the ‘60s and ‘70s and traveled to other countries.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:30
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In this Hip Deep edition, we find out how cumbia left Colombia in the ‘60s and ‘70s and traveled to other countries.

Bought by WERA-LP, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KAAD-LP, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KSTK and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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In the early 2000s, Afropop told the story of “Four Generations” in Congolese music—from rumba and rumba-rock to soukous and ndombolo. Time has mar...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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With C. Daniel Dawson and Angolan composer and musicologist Victor Gama, we’ll explore Kongo-Ngola culture in the diaspora – in Brasil, Haiti, Cuba...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode from the archive features an exclusive live Afropop recording of the Congolese soukous group Loketo, headed by singer Aurlus Mabele an...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Congo has always played an oversized role in entertaining dance lovers on the continent and beyond with greats like Franco, Tabu Ley, Doctor Nico, ...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:00