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"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, July 6, 2015 3:45pmEvery year, the LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) brings together an incredible lineup of Spanish-speaking musicians in New York. Check out previous Afropop programs on LAMC from 2o11 and 2012 for a taste of some of the outstanding music you’re in ... Read more »
Monday, July 6, 2015 12:48pmProfessor Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia is essentially the most important music scholar in Ghana and an amazing composer with a storied history spanning decades. His expertise in music theory and composition has created a foundation for contemporary composers around the ... Read more »
Thursday, July 2, 2015 1:05pmOakland, CA-based DJ Mundi has a deep knowledge and appreciation for everything from electro-chaabi to bhangra and ragga-cumbia. For our exclusive mix series, he has put together a mix that delves into the fascinating history of champeta, the Afro-Colombian genre that blasts from colorful ... Read more »
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:05pmKing Sunny Ade was, in many ways, the inspiration for what would become Afropop Worldwide. And he was by no means an inspiration only to us! Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop (and African music in general) ... Read more »
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:15pmSince the mid-2000s, Barbes Records has done a great job sharing the joy that is Peruvian chicha music with the world. The Roots of Chicha compilations dug into the history of this Amazonian dance music that fuses Afro-Cuban percussion, local melodies and ... Read more »