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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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: Dec 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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In Jamaican patois, “mi yard” means “my home,” and many songs, proverbs and colloquialisms hinge on the word “yard.” More even than the music itsel...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The overlooked pre-history of flamenco is explored in Miguel Angel Rosales’s groundbreaking film Gurumbé. In this program, we meet Rosales and lear...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Portrait of a young black woman, seated, holding nine string banjo, Credit: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
We trace the history of this most American of instruments from its ancestors in West Africa through the Caribbean and American South and into the p...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: King Tubby in Graffiti, Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/niecieden/480548335
IN “THE GORGON, THE ORIGINATOR AND THE DUB MASTER,” WE EXPLORE THE INDELIBLE CHANGES BROUGHT TO BEAR BY PRODUCER BUNNY “STRIKER” LEE, DEEJAY U ROY ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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The Kenyan capital is roaring into the 2020s. On this program singer/songwriter/producer Eric Wainaina introduces us to a rising cadre of artists r...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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On March 6, 1971, a group of some of the top musicians from the United States – Ike & Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, The Staples Singers, and more – ...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: For The Cameroon-Cuba Connection, we talk to Georges Mbele, a nganga (healer) in the spiritual tradition of the Batanga people of south Cameroon, seen here in the sacred grove where the healing ceremonies take place., Credit: Ivor Miller (2021)
Dr. Ivor Miller shares with Georges Collinet and Ned Sublette his decades of research into the roots of Cuban Abakuá in Cameroon.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Afrikan Protokol
SOME SAY JAZZ IS THE ULTIMATE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC. BACK ON THE CONTINENT, IT HASN’T ALWAYS FOUND AN ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE. BUT THESE DAYS, JAZZ ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Tego Calderón
In this episode we speak with Latin and Caribbean music scholars and social workers to break down the racist and sexist undertones of the genre's c...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00