"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, March 14, 2014 2:04pm[Photo from Jamaica Gleaner] After two and a half years behind bars, dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel was found guilty of murder last night. The scene has been tense in Kingston, where hundreds gathered to chant “Free Kartel,” and riot police ... Read more »
Friday, March 14, 2014 1:54pmWhat’s the first thing you think when you hear the music of Ibibio Soundmachine? Well, if you’re anything like us, it’s probably something along the lines of “DAMN that’s funky,” followed in short order by “Took them long enough!” Delivering ... Read more »
Friday, March 14, 2014 12:22pmDuring Afropop Worldwide’s April 2001 adventure in Madagascar, Banning Eyre made a point of meeting and interviewing as many guitarists as possible. Their remarkable and varied music is sampled on Afropop Worldwide’s 2001 Malagasy Guitar program. Here are some of ... Read more »
Friday, March 14, 2014 10:00amThe Indian Ocean island is home to guitar styles as unique, beautiful and varied as its famed flora and fauna. In this program, we check in on highlands finger-pickers, salegy pop guitarists in the north, and wild and wooly tsapika ... Read more »
Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:02pmFunk na Caxia continue the fight to get the world moving with ever more dance-ready grooves. This time they’ve got a new 11 song EP of rasterinha ready for streaming/download. The electronic dance music scene in Rio de Janeiro is ... Read more »