Afropop Worldwide http://kunm.org en Afropop Live: 2013 Highlights http://kunm.org/post/afropop-live-2013-highlights <p>Fri. 12/13 10p: Over the course of 2013, Afropop’s producers have recorded more great live music than we’ve managed to place in shows….until now. This edition features ear candy from Ghana—Gyedu Blay Ambolley live in Accra, and palm wine guitar innovator Kyekyeku—live tracks from the 27th Nuits D’Afrique, including an ecstatic summer night with The Skatalites, and highlights from Afropop’s 25th anniversary gala with Samba Mapangala, Bassekou Kouyate and others. Less talk, more music, as we sample some of the most spellbinding performances of the year.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:30:07 +0000 LeeMerrill 38809 at http://kunm.org Afropop Live: 2013 Highlights Lebanon 3: Beirut Today http://kunm.org/post/lebanon-3-beirut-today <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-4766fb73-2f03-e9eb-07d5-2bdb8fcdd257" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Fri. 11/8 10p: <span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Afropop concludes its Hip Deep series on Lebanon with a musical survey of contemporary</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Beirut. </span> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:08:15 +0000 LeeMerrill 37315 at http://kunm.org Lebanon 3: Beirut Today South Africa Special http://kunm.org/post/south-africa-special <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-4766fb73-0a80-5c62-e937-5f40ec71c321" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Fri. 11/1 10p: <span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Culturally complex and multi-racial, with a highly charged history stretching back centuries,</span></p><p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">South Africa is home to one of the continent’s largest- and most productive- music industries. </span> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:56:23 +0000 LeeMerrill 36983 at http://kunm.org South Africa Special Big Night in Little Haiti, Miami Style http://kunm.org/post/big-night-little-haiti-miami-style <p>Fri. 4/19 10p: Big Night in Little Haiti is a lively monthly party showcasing top Haitian musical talent that happens in the courtyard of the Haitian Cultural Center in Miami’s Little Haiti. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:36:48 +0000 LeeMerrill 27954 at http://kunm.org Big Night in Little Haiti, Miami Style Celebrating Afropop Worldwide's 25th! http://kunm.org/post/celebrating-afropop-worldwides-25th <p>Fri. 4/5 10p: Afropop is celebrating 25 years on public radio! With some of our favorite live concert recordings made over the years in Zanzibar, Morocco and New York City. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:01:21 +0000 LeeMerrill 27236 at http://kunm.org Celebrating Afropop Worldwide's 25th! Grand Master Franco http://kunm.org/post/grand-master-franco <p>Fri. 3/22 10p: Franco is a towering figure in the cultural life of Africa. Guitar wizard. Prolific composer. Bandleader who groomed the who’s who of Congolese singing royalty. Called “the Balzac of Africa” for his ear and way with a story. He passed in 1989. We’ll revisit <span class="il">Afropop</span>’s 1985 chat with Franco in Kinshasa, hear from some of his contemporaries and relish recording highlights from the 50s to the 80s.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:55:51 +0000 LeeMerrill 26627 at http://kunm.org Grand Master Franco A Portrait of King Sunny Ade http://kunm.org/post/portrait-king-sunny-ade <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Fri. 3/8 10p: Many fans in America first got hooked on <span class="il">Afropop</span> through the landmark 1982-83 tour by Nigeria's King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: the propulsive polyrhythms of traditional drums mixed with sophisticated guitar arrangements and pedal steel. </span> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:53:21 +0000 LeeMerrill 26069 at http://kunm.org A Portrait of King Sunny Ade Bugalu http://kunm.org/post/bugalu <p>Fri. 2/22 10p: <span id="internal-source-marker_0.17169811087212405" style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Singer, composer and bandleader Joe Cuba passed. We honor him with this encore portrait of bugalu, also variously described as "Latin soul," that hit the scene in 1966 with an original and organic concept of combining black and Puerto Rican music. </span> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:35:14 +0000 LeeMerrill 25298 at http://kunm.org Bugalu Guitar Voices fom Mali to South Africa http://kunm.org/post/guitar-voices-fom-mali-south-africa <p>Fri. 2/15 10p: <span id="internal-source-marker_0.08194131521330061" style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Vieux Farka Touré's self-titled debut album “both honors and extends the life work of his father, Ali Farka Toure," according to </span><a href="http://afropop.org/"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#222222;background-color:#ffffcc;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">afropop</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#1155cc;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">.org</span></a><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> Senior Editor, Banning Eyre. </span> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:28:12 +0000 LeeMerrill 25097 at http://kunm.org Guitar Voices fom Mali to South Africa Thomas Mapfumo 2: The Mugabe Years http://kunm.org/post/thomas-mapfumo-2-mugabe-years <p>Fri. 2/8 10p:&nbsp;This Hip Deep episode picks up the story of Zimbabwe's most consequential popular singer in 1980, when the country celebrated its independence from white colonial rule.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:08:09 +0000 LeeMerrill 24725 at http://kunm.org Thomas Mapfumo 2: The Mugabe Years Hip Deep Angola 4: The Cuban Intervention in Angola http://kunm.org/post/hip-deep-angola-4-cuban-intervention-angola <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Fri. 12/14 10p: The 27 year-long Angolan civil war was also an international crossroads of the Cold War, involving Cuba, the Soviet Union, Zaire, South Africa, and the U.S. </span> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:01:07 +0000 LeeMerrill 22483 at http://kunm.org Hip Deep Angola 4: The Cuban Intervention in Angola Scenes for Adventurous Armchair Travelers http://kunm.org/post/scenes-adventurous-armchair-travelers <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Fri. 12/7 10p: Winter is coming on…time to fire up your travel imagination. </span> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:40:24 +0000 LeeMerrill 22142 at http://kunm.org Scenes for Adventurous Armchair Travelers Afropop’s Stocking Stuffers 2012 http://kunm.org/post/afropop-s-stocking-stuffers-2012 <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Fri. 11/30 10p: Join us for a festive <i><span class="il">Afropop</span> Worldwide</i> ritual, as Georges Collinet sits down with Banning Eyre to mull over the best new releases of 2012.&nbsp; </span> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:32:51 +0000 LeeMerrill 21907 at http://kunm.org Afropop’s Stocking Stuffers 2012 Hip Deep Angola 3: A Spiritual Journey to M'banza-Kongo http://kunm.org/post/hip-deep-angola-3-spiritual-journey-mbanza-kongo <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.8792507401449309" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Fri. 11/23 10p: To make this unprecedented program, producer Ned Sublette traveled to Mbanza-Kongo, the ancient seat of the Kongo empire located in present-day northern Angola, where he spoke to Dr. Bárbaro Martínez Ruiz, professor of art and art history at Stanford. </span> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:44:08 +0000 LeeMerrill 21558 at http://kunm.org Hip Deep Angola 3: A Spiritual Journey to M'banza-Kongo Afropop in New York City for the 2012 Latin Alernative Music Conference http://kunm.org/post/afropop-new-york-city-2012-latin-alernative-music-conference <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Fri. 11/16 10p: In the latest in our annual pilgrimage to New York City for the Latin Alternative Music Conference we meet artists from all over Latin America who make their marks as creating genre bending mash ups using local roots and international sounds. </span> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:43:42 +0000 LeeMerrill 21328 at http://kunm.org Afropop in New York City for the 2012 Latin Alernative Music Conference Crate-Diggers & Remixers http://kunm.org/post/crate-diggers-remixers <p><span style="font-family: 'Droid Serif', Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(254, 253, 246); ">Fri. 11/2 10p: A vast, new world of DJs, record collectors and producers are going to far reaches of the Earth to find forgotten records and new styles of music.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:15:20 +0000 LeeMerrill 20688 at http://kunm.org Crate-Diggers & Remixers Hip Deep Angola 2: Kuduro and Beyond http://kunm.org/post/hip-deep-angola-2-kuduro-and-beyond <p>Fri. 9/28 10p: Join producer Ned Sublette on the streets of Angola’s big, smoggy, oil-booming capital city of Luanda.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:24:43 +0000 Lee Merrill 19184 at http://kunm.org Hip Deep Angola 2: Kuduro and Beyond Festival in the Desert http://kunm.org/post/festival-desert <p>Fri. 9/21 10p: Special edition of our travels to Mali's legendary Festival in the Desert from 2003.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:34:46 +0000 LeeMerrill 18877 at http://kunm.org Festival in the Desert Crate Diggers and Remixers http://kunm.org/post/crate-diggers-and-remixers <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A vast, new world of DJs, record collectors and producers are going to far reaches of the Earth to find forgotten records and new styles of music. Their discoveries are then brought back home, remixed, repackaged and re-released to be heard by an entirely new audience.&nbsp; We speak to some of these globetrotting DJ and producers like Chief Boima and Geko Jones to hear about their experiences, the music they&rsquo;ve discovered and how they go about remixing some of these styles in order to create a new and updated sound.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:10:36 +0000 Georges Collinet 10594 at http://kunm.org Crate Diggers and Remixers Jazz In Africa http://kunm.org/post/jazz-africa <p>Fri. 7/22 at 10pm: It's no secret that the distant roots of American jazz lay in Africa. But how did Afro-America's revolutionary sound reshape African music? On this Hip Deep edition, we examine how African artists found a modern, global voice using jazz as inspiration.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:23:00 +0000 1418 at http://kunm.org Jazz In Africa Africa in America: 2010-2011 http://kunm.org/post/africa-america-2010-2011-1 <p>Fri. 7/1 at 10pm: In a new edition of Afropop's popular music-in-diaspora series, we catch up with a wide variety of US-based acts playing African music.</p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 19:15:00 +0000 1390 at http://kunm.org Africa in America: 2010-2011 Afropop Soundsystem 3: Nu-Whirled Music http://kunm.org/post/afropop-soundsystem-3-nu-whirled-music <p>Fri. 6/24 at 10pm: Afropop Worldwide takes us into the world of the globalistas, a far-flung grouping of polyglot hipsters, bass freaks, and digital beatsmiths who rally around the sounds of the 21st century dancefloor - rhythms such as Angolan kuduro, Brazilian funk carioca, reggaeton and dancehall, Indian bhangra and Argentine electro-cumbia. Featuring interviews with DJ Rupture and Wayne Marshall.</p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:50:00 +0000 1382 at http://kunm.org Afropop Soundsystem 3: Nu-Whirled Music