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 this episode, we explore the synthesizer, looking closely at the history of this ubiquitous (and often debated) piece of musical technology, and...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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From Paris to New Orleans and Boston, Haitian musicians are shaking up the music scene.

  • Added: Dec 31, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Afro-Sweden? Who knew? Over the past 60 years, a number of musicians from Africa and its diaspora have come to base themselves, or have been born, ...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sampa the Great
Afropop is launching a new tradition: a year-end episode that looks forward rather than back. We’ll ask artists and others to tell us about somethi...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In hard times and boom times, people in Ghana know how to party. In this program, we hear the regional pop and neotraditional music that animates f...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Orchestra Baobab
Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab turned 50 in 2020. We celebrate by looking back at their origins in a Dakar nightclub, their rise, break-up and second l...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In this program, we hear the latest from the Nigerian music scene - Naija Pop, Afrobeats, Afropop - and sample action on the Afrobeat and Alté scene.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
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This program explores some of the complex and shifting dynamics of neocolonialism, cultural ownership and audience in the African vinyl market.

  • Added: Oct 05, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Maytals debut LP
Toots Hibbert was a titan of Jamaican popular music. This episode is an homage to Toots, whose incredible career only ended when he tragically died...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This show updates the Zulu pop music known as maskanda, with a look back at its history and a survey of the current scene--rich musically, but trou...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:01