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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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: May 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sam Mangwana, Rumba Music
In this episode, we chat with a living legend - Sam Mangwana.

  • Added: Apr 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Pura Vida Costa Rica explores the evolution of the vibrant music scene of this unique Central American nation.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Papa Wemba
In this episode we look back on the iconic career of Papa Wemba, drawing on some 20 years of interviews with the artist, and insights from Congoles...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Stonetown, Zanzibar, Credit: Banning Eyre
Sauti Za Busara means “Sounds of Wisdom.” That gives a clue to the music heard at the annual Sauti Za Busara festival in Stonetown, Zanzibar. It’s ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode we meet Selma Uamusse from Mozambique and Portugal, Djazia Satour from Algeria and France, Pilani Bubu from South Africa, and hear ...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The Afro-Roots Fest is Florida’s state-wide celebration of Africa’s global musical heritage.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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This program tells the story of how jazz emerged in the context of all the other African American musics that proliferated in late 19th and early 2...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Jazz pianist Maurice Rocco was a star of American nightclubs and Hollywood films in the 1930s-40s, playing in an ecstatic, stand-up style that left...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Béco Dranoff, Credit: Banning Eyre
Brazilian broadcaster, producer and music aficionado Béco Dranoff returns to Afropop Worldwide with a set of great new music from South America’s m...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:00