"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.
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:51pmIn part one of our 2012 Hip Deep Brazil series, we travel back in time to Rio de Janeiro in the early 20th century to explore the birth of Brazil’s most iconic sound: samba. Beginning with the arrival of poor ... Read more »
Friday, July 11, 2014 11:55amThe soundtrack and video teaser have been out for some time, but Burna Boy’s full music video for “Don Gorgon” has now been released, and it is ready to take the Internet head on. It’s not the first time for ... Read more »
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:00pmNorient–a site that, like Afropop, works to bridge the gap between scholarly and popular writing about music and culture–has just delivered another powerful mixtape, this time focusing on the contemporary music of Uganda. Given that Uganda is rarely the emphasis ... Read more »
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 4:24pmOur program, “A Brief History of Funk,” is a great place to start for the novice funk fan or really anyone who wants to hear some of the most explosively foot-stomping music ever recorded. Of course, there is way more ... Read more »
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:34amIn late April and early May, Afropop producers Wills Glasspiegel and Drew Alt traveled to Sierra Leone to research the history of bubu music and the work of bubu progenitor and Brooklyn-based star Ahmed Janka Nabay. Bubu is a processional ... Read more »