"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, March 30, 2015 1:57pmRazia is a singer/songwriter/bandleader from Madagascar who has made her home in New York City. Her second album, Akory, is an adventurous exploration of musical styles and social issues in Madagascar. It was created in Antananarivo, New York, and Paris. ... Read more »
Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:30pmAfropop’s occasional series on African music made in America continues with a focus on three remarkable women. Marie Daulne, founder of the genre-bending vocal group Zap Mama, collaborates with New York Afrobeat band Antibalas, and we hear them live in ... Read more »
Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:17pmWe hold these truths to be self-evident: that there was (and is) more great South African music than it could ever be possible to listen to, that a great deal of it is rhythmically mindblowing, in that super-distinctive four-on-the-floor-that-still-swings South ... Read more »
Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:00amTake note: Soca’s not just for Carnival anymore. Although this mix from New York-based DJ Chibuikem weaves together the highlights of this year’s Carnival in Trinidad, it’s fit for any kind of festive occasion. Soca is a genre that’s firmly rooted ... Read more »
Monday, March 23, 2015 2:53pmThree terrific new box sets have hit the market this year, each illuminating the life and music of a truly original and deeply memorable artist. In Ghana in the 1950s, trumpeter and bandleader E.T. Mensah became an architect and leading ... Read more »