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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Oct 6, 2022

Reissued - African Vinyl In The 21st Century

The golden age of vinyl records is long past in Africa, but the market for rare and reissued African vinyl outside the continent has been growing stea…
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Oct 5, 2022

Suso: Gambia's Global Griots

Suso: Gambia's Global Griots by Afropop Worldwide…
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Sep 29, 2022

Never Grow Old - A Salute to Toots and the Maytals

Toots Hibbert was a titan of Jamaican popular music. With his harmony group the Maytals he indelibly changed the island’s music scene in the early 1…
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Sep 22, 2022

South African Roots in the 21st Century

Yes, it’s the age of South African House, Afrobeats, Afro R&B and the likes, but roots music lives on in South Africa. This show updates the Zul…
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Sep 8, 2022

Mauritius’s Sega Roots

The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is perhaps best known for sandy beaches and, recently, a catastrophic oil spill. It is also home to a unique folk…
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Sep 8, 2022

Quelbe - Hidden Treasure Of The Caribbean

On a visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands in winter 2018, we took the pulse of the national music of St. Croix – quelbe. Rarely recorded, rarely exporte…
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Sep 1, 2022

The Gqom Generation of Durban, South Africa

The latest music craze to hit South African dance floors is a dark, pulsating and energetic sound called gqom. For the past seven years, a young and t…
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Aug 25, 2022

The Story Of Gumbe

The square gumbe frame drum was created centuries ago by enslaved Africans in Jamaica. It traveled to Sierra Leone with freed Maroons from Jamaica’s…
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Aug 23, 2022

Afrobeats By The Bay

When Ugandan American writer and producer Jessica Kariisa moved to the San Francisco Bay Area early in 2022, she did not expect to find a thriving Afr…
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Aug 18, 2022

Nuits D'Afrique 2022

In its 36th year, the Nuits d’Afrique festival in Montreal pulled out all the stops to meet the expectations of an audience that was hungry to see a…
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