Afropop Worldwide

Friday 10 p.m.
  • Hosted by George Collinet

Music with an African influence from around the world.

Bugalu

Feb 19, 2013

Fri. 2/22 10p: 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.

Thomas Mapfumo 2: The Mugabe Years

Feb 6, 2013

Fri. 2/8 10p: 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. 

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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.

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.

Crate-Diggers & Remixers

Nov 1, 2012

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. 

Hip Deep Angola 2: Kuduro and Beyond

Sep 27, 2012

Fri. 9/28 10p: Join producer Ned Sublette on the streets of Angola’s big, smoggy, oil-booming capital city of Luanda. 

Festival in the Desert

Sep 20, 2012
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Fri. 9/21 10p: Special edition of our travels to Mali's legendary Festival in the Desert from 2003.

Crate Diggers and Remixers

Mar 29, 2012
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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.  We speak to some of these globetrotting DJ and producers like Chief Boima and Geko Jones to hear about their experiences, the music they’ve discovered and how they go about remixing some of these styles in order to create a new and updated sound.

Louis Armstrong House Museum

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.