Synopsis

Afropop Worldwide is an internationally syndicated weekly radio series, online guide to African and world music, and an international music archive, that has introduced American listeners to the music cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean since 1988. Our radio program is hosted by Georges Collinet from Cameroon, the radio series is distributed by Public Radio International to 110 stations in the U.S., via XM satellite radio, in Africa via and Europe via Radio Multikulti.

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Feb 2, 2023

The African American String Music Tradition

There’s been a lot of speculation about the chain of musical events that link the blues back to Africa. Most of that chain is unrecorded and shroude…
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Jan 26, 2023

Béco’s Brazil: New Sounds for 2023

Brazilian broadcaster, producer and music aficionado Béco Dranoff returns to Afropop Worldwide with a set of great new music from South America’s m…
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Jan 19, 2023

Afro-Tech: Stories of Synths in African Music

Technology is one of the great drivers of musical change, and often one of its least understood. In this episode, we explore the synthesizer, looking…
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Jan 11, 2023

Amapiano To The World

South Africa is one of the biggest dance music nations, and now it seems like the whole world is dancing along to its amapiano (piano/yanos) beats, a…
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Jan 5, 2023

From Haiti To The World

From Paris to New Orleans and Boston, Haitian musicians are shaking up the music scene. The island’s powerful Africa-rooted culture—from celebrato…
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Dec 29, 2022

A Visit To Afro-Sweden

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, in…
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Dec 22, 2022

New Africa - 2022

This year, we are launching a new tradition: a year-end episode that looks forward rather than back. We’ll ask artists and others to tell us about s…
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Dec 16, 2022

Ghana - Celebration Sounds

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 fest…
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Dec 8, 2022

Afropop Women Of Note

DJ Kix returns by taking us on a musical journey across Africa, showcasing some of the continent’s formidable women who are quickly rising in the in…
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Dec 1, 2022

The Black History of Tap Dancing

Foundational for Broadway and the movies, intertwined with jazz, tap dancing is a Great American Art. Strap on your shoes and shuffle along as we trac…
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