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Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide is an internationally syndicated weekly radio series, online guide to African and world music, and an international music archive, that has introduced American listeners to the music cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean since 1988. Our radio program is hosted by Georges Collinet from Cameroon, the radio series is distributed by Public Radio International to 110 sta... more

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Afropop’s Banning Eyre published his prize-winning biography of Thomas Mapfumo, Lion Songs, in 2015. In this episode, he visits the Lion of Zimbabwe at his home in Eugene, Oregon, to discuss new music, the current state of Zimbabwe and more. We hear ... more

10 days ago

Part 2 of our Hip Deep in Ethiopia series features insights from Professor Kay Shelemay of Harvard University, author most recently of Sing and Sing On: Sentinal Musicians and the Making of the Ethiopian American Diaspora (2022). This episode, origin... more

15 days ago

Ethiopia was the first Christian nation in Africa, and the only African country never to be colonized. With ethnomusicologist Kay Kaufman Shelemay and Ethiopian music scholar and compiler Francis Falceto as guests, this Hip Deep program explores the ... more

17 days ago

On this episode of Planet Afropop, Georges Collinet interviews fellow Cameroonian Gino Sitson. Sitson is a maverick maestro who blends unique vocal techniques with sounds from classical instruments—cello, violin, double bass—with African traditional ... more

24 days ago


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 445 ratings
  • History, culture, but above all music!!

    I first started listening to Afropop as a teenager on South Carolina public radio in about 1994. I still have a cassette I recorded off the radio. Thirty years later I still love Afropop. I have been exposed to so many wonderful musicians and genres of music. I have learned so much about the history of music too and I love it!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Captivating

    Been listening to this even before it was a podcast. I learn and get entertained — what’s not to like?!

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    Bilas Peles
    United States5 months ago
  • Soul to soul Ghana 1971

    Just listening to the shows episode about soul to soul in Ghana. I was actually there, I lived there during 10 years and I am wife of the late Stanley Kwesi Todd from the Hedzoleh Soundz. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdoma year ago
  • Love everything about this podcast

    Captivating narration, wonderful editing, and intensive research, Afropop worldwide is my favorite podcast combining political and social history with music history. I have learnt so much from you all over the years all while discovering great music. Your episode on music from Mauritius is my favorite. Keep them coming! Signed, listener from India.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
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    Great music

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    United States2 years ago

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