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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Georges Collinet and Banning Eyre close out 2021 with a wide ranging tour through music that touched them in 2021, and a look ahead at 2022.

  • Added: Dec 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
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On today’s edition, “Afropop Jam,” we’ll groove on cool new releases by artists from Congo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Martinique, Cuba and more.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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After the pandemic forced it to go virtual for a year, the WOMEX world music expo was back in 2021 for its 27th edition in Porto, Portugal.

  • Added: Dec 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
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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