"Afropop Worldwide" is America's first and longest-lived weekly program on the music of Africa and the African Diaspora.
Hosted by Georges Collinet from Cameroon and produced by Sean Barlow for World Music Productions, "Afropop Worldwide" draws on an unprecedented array of reporters, artists and cultural guides to present an hour that is authoritative, comprehensive and hugely entertaining.
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:04pmTiger’s Milk Records has established an impressive track record over the course of its short existence. Last year, the British label dropped its first release, the gorgeous cumbia/Latin/tropical compilation Peru Maravilloso. Release number two, Peru Bravo, turns to Peru’s psychedelic ... Read more »
Friday, October 17, 2014 4:57pmTo give you a better sense of some of the artists whose music and stories you can hear on our “Fania at 50″ program, we’ve put together this list of featured artists. Dig in! David Frankel David is the bandleader ... Read more »
Friday, October 17, 2014 4:32pmThe Afropop podcast “Beko ‘n’ Blues in Southwest Madagascar” showcases a little-known vocal music of southwest Madagascar, and its performance by three remarkable popular singers, Monika and Lala Njava and Mikea. Monika learned this art from the renowned Antandroy musician ... Read more »
Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:03pmNew York City is home to the earthshaking Latin dance music known as salsa. From the mid-1960s through the 1980s, Fania Records released many of the landmark albums in the history of the music, creating a salsa boom that reverberated ... Read more »
Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:47pmSuper Onze is a band caught in a strange place, their existence and their art form threatened by religious extremism on one side, and recorded music on the other. Still the music plays on. Above you’ll find the third video ... Read more »