"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, September 22, 2014 1:02pm“Paraquedas” is probably one of the best songs of 2014. As Mais Um Discos’ owner Lewis Robinson noted in an interview we conducted with him in June, “It’s a great pop song. That’s the kind of pop music I want ... Read more »
Friday, September 19, 2014 3:36pmHard Proof, an Afro-funk outfit from Austin, Texas, is about to put out a cassette tape single a.k.a “cassingle” (see The Onion) in honor of Cassette Store Day on Sept. 27. You may be asking, “Wait…what? There are stores exclusively ... Read more »
Friday, September 19, 2014 12:12pmOnce Puerto Ricans became U.S. citizens in 1917, El Barrio sprang up in New York. By the 1930s, they were the dominant Latin group in the city. Tito Puente, born on 110th St. in 1923, was the first important Latin ... Read more »
Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:21pmOur recently aired program “The Story of Rai” presented the history of genre born and raised in the Algerian city of Oran. But Oran has more to its musical history than just rai. This guest mix, primarily drawn from the ... Read more »
Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:53amThe music that Ahmed Gallab makes under the moniker Sinkane has always been deceptively pleasant. Hiding layers of complexity beneath its often-gorgeous exteriors, it’s a moving target that escapes definition through its sheer likability. The latest Sinkane album, the brilliant Mean Love ... Read more »