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 25, 2021

829 Soul To Soul At 50

On March 6, 1971, a group of some of the top musicians from the United States -– Ike and Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, the Staple Singers, and more -…

Feb 18, 2021

The Black History Of The Banjo

We trace the history of this most American of instruments from its ancestors in West Africa through the Caribbean and American South and into the pres…

Feb 11, 2021

The Soul Of Black Brazil

We explore the rich period in the 1970s when soul flourished in Brazil. We’ll hear standard bearers of the movement such as Tim Maia, Ed Motta, Toni…

Feb 4, 2021

A Tale Of Two Rebellions

Our Hip Deep edition “A Tale of Two Rebellions,” recounts the stories of two remarkable military campaigns in early Islamic history. Both uprising…

Jan 28, 2021

New Moves In Afro - Jazz

It’s a truism that jazz has roots in Africa, but compared with other forms of Black American music, it doesn’t have a large audience there. Just t…

Jan 21, 2021

Crate Diggers And Remixers

A vast, new world of DJs, record collectors and producers are going to far reaches of the Earth to find forgotten records and new styles of music. The…

Jan 14, 2021

The Other Afro-Latino: Hidden Sounds from Ecuador, Bolivia and Uruguay

Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian musical giants have long enjoyed the spotlight, yet throughout Latin America there are other black enclaves producing so…

Jan 7, 2021

Umm Kulthum - The Voice Of Egypt

Umm Kulthum has been called the greatest singer in the Arabic speaking world in the 20th century. Born in 1904 the humble daughter of an Egyptian vill…

Dec 24, 2020

2020 Highlights

2020 has been a year like no other. Tours and concerts have been cancelled, and future plans remain up in the air. Just the same, a great deal of fant…

Dec 17, 2020

New Sounds From Nigeria 2020

Nigeria is today the undisputed powerhouse of African pop music. Call it Naija Pop, Afrobeats, Afropop or what have you. The likes of Burna Boy, Wizki…

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