"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, April 24, 2015 5:43pmWhat’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 1:09pmStaff 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 2:56pmIn 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 1:13pmTest Test Test Test
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:17amIt 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 »