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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In the first of a three-part look at the musical legacy of Andalusia, this program presents period recreations of medieval Spanish music and consi...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The World Sacred Music festival in Fes, Morocco fully delivers on its promise of bringing together profound, spiritual music from around the globe.

  • Added: Aug 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In this program, we hear oud music from Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, and elsewhere, exploring the instrument’s history, lore, and rich v...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Afropop Visits Mali in 2000, Credit: Banning Eyre
In January, 2000, a group of adventurous Afropop listeners accompanied by local artists including Habib Koite and special guest Bonnie Raitt toured...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Salif Keita & Cherif Keita, Credit: Banning Eyre
In this program, Professor Cherif Keita expertly guides us through the early history of Mali, up through the end of the 20th century, told through ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Amadou & Mariam at Afro Roots 2023, Credit: Edwin Cardona
In this episode, we make our annual trek to Miami to record the Afro Roots Festival. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Mali's Amadou & Mariam head...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2023
  • 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: Jun 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Kanazoe Diabate, Burkina Faso, Credit: Lisa Feder 2022
In this program, we hear how traditional Manding (Mande) griots living in France spread their messages to the world by blending European music with...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode, we sample a wide range of kora music, and hear tales of its remarkable global journey.

  • Added: May 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Port in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, Credit: Banning Eyre
This on-the-ground report delves into the city's top music styles, Bongo Flava, modern taarab, Swahili rumba, local gospel and the latest craze, br...

  • Added: May 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:00