Afropop Worldwide

Friday 10 p.m.
George Collinet

Music with an African influence from around the world.


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Afropop Worldwide
4:30 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Afropop Live: 2013 Highlights

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.

Afropop Worldwide
1:08 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Lebanon 3: Beirut Today

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Fri. 11/8 10p: Afropop concludes its Hip Deep series on Lebanon with a musical survey of contemporary


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Afropop Worldwide
11:56 am
Wed October 30, 2013

South Africa Special


Fri. 11/1 10p: Culturally complex and multi-racial, with a highly charged history stretching back centuries,

South Africa is home to one of the continent’s largest- and most productive- music industries.

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Afropop Worldwide
3:36 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Big Night in Little Haiti, Miami Style

Commercial center in Little Haiti in Miami, Florida, United States.
Marc Averette Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Afropop Worldwide
3:01 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Celebrating Afropop Worldwide's 25th!

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.

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Afropop Worldwide
3:55 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Grand Master Franco

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 Afropop’s 1985 chat with Franco in Kinshasa, hear from some of his contemporaries and relish recording highlights from the 50s to the 80s.

Afropop Worldwide
2:53 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

A Portrait of King Sunny Ade

Fri. 3/8 10p: Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop 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.

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Afropop Worldwide
3:35 pm
Tue February 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.

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Afropop Worldwide
2:28 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Guitar Voices fom Mali to South Africa

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Fri. 2/15 10p: Vieux Farka Touré's self-titled debut album “both honors and extends the life work of his father, Ali Farka Toure," according to Senior Editor, Banning Eyre.

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Afropop Worldwide
5:08 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Thomas Mapfumo 2: The Mugabe Years

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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Afropop Worldwide
2:01 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Hip Deep Angola 4: The Cuban Intervention in Angola

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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.

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Afropop Worldwide
11:40 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Scenes for Adventurous Armchair Travelers

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Fri. 12/7 10p: Winter is coming on…time to fire up your travel imagination.

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Afropop Worldwide
3:32 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Afropop’s Stocking Stuffers 2012

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Fri. 11/30 10p: Join us for a festive Afropop Worldwide ritual, as Georges Collinet sits down with Banning Eyre to mull over the best new releases of 2012. 

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2:44 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Hip Deep Angola 3: A Spiritual Journey to M'banza-Kongo

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.

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Afropop Worldwide
2:43 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Afropop in New York City for the 2012 Latin Alernative Music Conference

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.

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Afropop Worldwide
2:15 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Crate-Diggers & Remixers

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. 

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Afropop Worldwide
2:24 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Hip Deep Angola 2: Kuduro and Beyond

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

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Afropop Worldwide
2:34 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Festival in the Desert

Photo by Alfred Weidinger Flickr

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

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1:10 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Crate Diggers and Remixers



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.

12:23 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

Jazz In Africa

Louis Armstrong in Cairo, 1961
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.

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1:15 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Africa in America: 2010-2011

Aphrodesia concert poster

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.

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12:50 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

Afropop Soundsystem 3: Nu-Whirled Music

DJ Rupture

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.

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