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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Nov 30, 2023


Changüí is a little understood, loose and lively, community-based music of eastern Cuba. In this program we sample recordings from the 2021 box set…

Nov 28, 2023

Planet Afropop - Mr Eazi Gets Evil

Mr. Eazi stands out among today’s Nigerian pop stars in a number of ways. For starters, in a world of musical dreamers and schemers, he never set ou…

Nov 24, 2023

African Legends: Remembering Tony Allen

Tony Allen is among the greatest drummers of the past century. His sudden death at 79 in April, 2020, was a shock felt around the world. In addition t…

Nov 16, 2023

​African Legends: Remembering Manu Dibango

Cameroonian musician and composer Manu Dibango passed away on March 24, 2020 at his home in France, an early victim of Covid 19. This episode is a tri…

Nov 14, 2023

Planet Afropop - Ghana At WOMEX 2023

On this episode of Planet Afropop, we focus on Ghana at WOMEX 2023. But first, Mukwae updates us with South African sensation Tyla, and her hit "Water…

Nov 9, 2023

African Legends: Remembering Oliver Mtukudzi

Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi, one of the most beloved singer/composer/bandleaders out of Africa in the last century, died in Harare on Jan. 23 2019 af…

Nov 2, 2023

African Legends: Remembering Fela

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti would be 85 years old today had he not died from complications of AIDS in 1997. By the time of his death, Fela was the inventor of…

Oct 31, 2023

Planet Afropop - Brazil Update, The Indigenous Edition

In this edition of Planet Afropop we focus on Brazil - especially with regard the the challenges facing indigenous people within the country. We speak…

Oct 26, 2023

Accounting for Taste: Dire Straits, Jim Reeves, and Death Metal in Africa

When we talk about the influence of American performers on African music, we usually think about a few obvious examples, legends like Michael Jackson,…

Oct 25, 2023

Africa Seven -.5db 7.25

Africa Seven (Steven Maecs) Producer Steven Maëcs speaks with with Rich Elson, the label manager of the fast-growing cult record label Africa Seven.

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