Afropop Worldwide

Saturday 3-4pm
Georges Collinet

"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.


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Recent Episodes

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 5:43pm
    What’s up in Havana besides tourism? Ned Sublette, who recently traveled to Cuba for Billboard magazine, talks with Sean Barlow about the present moment in the fast-changing music capital. Timba from Havana D’Primera, jazz/son by Pancho and Daniel Amat, and ... Read more »
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 1:09pm
    Staff Benda Bilili was a globe-spanning success story–a collection of inventive youths and polio-stricken veterans, homeless musicians from the biggest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who channeled the classic Congolese rumba into two incredible albums, before disappearing all ... Read more »
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 2:56pm
    In Benin, a small francophone country in West Africa, traditional style roots music is extremely popular: artists sell thousands of CDs and DVDs of music videos, pack stadiums for concerts and frequently appear on national television. There are many, many ... Read more »
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:13pm
    Test Test   Test Test
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:17am
    It would be hard to find someone who actively dislikes roots reggae. It would also be hard to find many truly great roots reggae albums recorded in the last decade or so.¬†With Ancient Future, Protoje has created a record that ... Read more »
Live form World Cafe Live
11:36 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Tinariwen from World Cafe Live 2/07 @ Noon

Credit Marie Planeille

Join us at noon as Malian music collective Tinariwen performs a live midday concert on Friday.

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