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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49 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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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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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: Aug 27, 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
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This program explores the evolution of sound system culture, from the Jamaican genesis of the 1940s to its gradual impact on diaspora communities, ...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As Afropop Worldwide marks the week of its 30th anniversary on the public airwaves, we take a look at the story that led up to the program’s creation.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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In West Africa, women are on the cutting edge of musical and cultural progress. This program looks at four singer/composers with roots in tradition...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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For some 50 years, Leo Sarkisian was a worldwide staple on the overseas radio broadcast of Voice of America. In recognition of his passing in June,...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Exploring the largest Portuguese city's African community and the irresistible music they make.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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As the 21st century rolls on, more and more of the musical artists who are making a difference cannot be pinned down to any one national identity.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:58