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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55 Pieces

"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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Overlooked and marginalized in the complex world of Congolese pop music, groups like Konono No 1 and Kisanzi Congo are reaching the world thanks to...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This is a remarkable journey among the forest people of the Central African Republic

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Salegy may be the most popular dance music of Madagascar. It’s a churning, harmonious groove with spine-stiffening vocal harmonies that emerged fro...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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In this episode, we visit Panama, a little-known musical treasure trove. Here on the isthmus, music from around the Americas mixed together in a un...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This edition of Afropop Worldwide's Hip Deep will profile forro creator Luiz Gonzaga--from the wanderlust that led him from his rural birthplace in...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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In this program, we travel to Lagos to talk to people there who help us fill in the picture of King Sunny Ade’s earlier career in the 1960s and '70s.

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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On this program, we follow Caribbean steel-pan bands and Haitian rara groups through their preparations for Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade and C...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This program ventures into corners of Africa we rarely hear from, guided by adventurous field recordists and crate diggers.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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More than any contemporary jazz artist, Randy Weston understood, honored and explored the roots of American music in Africa.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • 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: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00