"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.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:55pmJakarta Records’ recording artist Blitz the Ambassador has another hot track for us from the soon-to-be-released Afropolitan Dreams. He’s put out a few songs already, including “Success” and “Make You No Forget,” which are consistently amazing. We can’t wait for ... Read more »
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:46pmBibi Tanga’s latest album, Now, will surely come as a pleasant surprise for some who haven’t been clued in to Tanga’s career up to this point, while those who have been paying attention won’t be disappointed one bit. Now is ... Read more »
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:44pmIt’s been a minute since Afropop last checked in on raï, the genre that grew from Oran shantytowns to become the sound of the masses throughout North Africa. Our Hip Deep program “The Story of Rai” explored the genre’s beginnings ... Read more »
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:51pmSounds and Colours, the magazine that has brought us so much impressive coverage of South American music (among other things), just dropped an especially exciting volume. The Rarezas Colombianas Mixtape was compiled by drummer and percussionist Pedro Ojeda. Ojeda has ... Read more »
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:25pmAll photographs by Oresti Tsonopoulos. For more of Oresti’s photos from the concert, please click here. Every seat was filled at the Michael Schimmel Center For the Arts at Pace University. Chatter turned to applause as the band took the stage: ... Read more »