Afropop Worldwide is a radio program and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the African diaspora. Hosted by one of Africa’s best-loved broadcast personalities, Georges Collinet, the radio show is currently distributed to over 115 stations in the U.S., as well as stations in Europe and Africa. The program is still the standard for both the curious and the connoisseur, and takes listeners to dynamic music capitals such as Dakar, Senegal; Johannesburg, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Havana, Cuba; Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; New York and Paris.
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Monday, July 28, 2014 3:03pmThe Nuits d’Afrique festival takes place each summer in the charming metropolis of Montreal, Quebec. Founded 28 years ago, just before Afropop Worldwide hit the airwaves, Nuits d’Afrique has a very similar mission to our organization. Like us, they’re all ... Read more »
Friday, July 25, 2014 2:10pmOver the course of 2013, Afropop’s producers recorded more great live music than we’ve managed to place in shows–until now. This program features ear candy from Ghana—Gyedu Blay Ambolley live in Accra, and palm wine guitar innovator Kyekyeku; live tracks ... Read more »
Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:52pmJamaican roots reggae artist Chronixx guested on the July 22 broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his impressive performance marking his U.S. television debut. The 21-year-old’s fame has been steadily on the rise since the release of his ... Read more »
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:21pmWe were lucky enough to attend globalFEST’s Webster Hall showcase this past January where we were treated to one of the year’s most loaded lineups of quality music: Yasmine Hamdan, Brushy One String and Noura Mint Seymali were just a ... Read more »
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:00amIn late April and early May, Afropop producers Wills Glasspiegel and Drew Alt traveled to Sierra Leone to research the history of bubu music and the work of bubu progenitor and Brooklyn-based star Ahmed Janka Nabay. Bubu is a processional ... Read more »