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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 stations in the U.S., via XM satellite radio, in Africa via and Europe via Radio Multikulti.
 
Contact Us > WHATSAPP: +2349038023802 || Email: afropopradio@post.com || No.1 Music Podcast - Afro-POP Radio is a UK based podcast now situated in Nigeria which focuses on the new sound(Afrobeat) the radio serves as your guide to what Afropop/Afrobeat is worth listening to and which one doesn't worth the time and money..
 
The Sounds in My Head is a biweekly music show featuring songs and bands you might have missed. Hosted by Daniel since 2004. Musically The Sounds in My Head attempts to be fairly eclectic, but probably tends to lean towards "indie pop" music. Also, I try to squeeze in as much left-wing propaganda as possible between tracks.
 
DJs In Africa is an african based website which focuses on puting out DJs, Musicians and anybody who does anything related to music to the globe. We have a group of DJs from all parts of Africa. We create music mixes, playlisting, personality profiling and instrumental release. For enquiries email us: djsinafrica@gmail.com or log on to our website https://djsinafrica.com
 
In this series, Georges Collinet, host of NPR’s Afropop Worldwide, explores the rich history and culture of the music of the Arab World. Arabic musicians and scholars demonstrate the sounds of string, wind and percussion instruments that directly influenced the development of musical instruments common to the modern Western world. The importance of universal musical concepts, such as improvisation, ornamentation and audience participation are discussed in the context of the Arab World, as ar ...
 
Produced and hosted by self-professed music nerd Justin Lee, This Broken Mixtape is an interview-based podcast that explores how music can play a vital and meaningful role in our lives. Every episode, Justin Lee interviews exciting personalities from all walks of life, including musicians, artists, writers, comedians, chefs, and entrepreneurs. Guests recount their personal relationship with music and the memorable events that have become synonymous with specific songs, albums, and artists. S ...
 
unsignedhype.org and About 2 Blow Radio digital record pool features new and underground releases and interview sessions with the artists & producers behind the music. Sponsored by unsignedhype.org Diggin in the crates for digital 45s (LPs), underground bangerz from up & coming artists, exclusives, b-sides & collabos before they see the break of dawn. 45s Before Dawn Digital Record Pool www.unsignedhype.org www.about2blowradio.com www.45sbeforedawn.ga
 
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THE SOUND OF NEW YORK LATIN MUSIC takes a deep sonic dive into the great New York Latin discography, with host Georges Collinet and guest host Ned Sublette, who produced and megamixed. Special guest Dr. Ben Lapidus, author of New York and the International Sound of Latin Music 1940-1990, tells us stories of the musicians and the conditions that mad…
 
Tems Vs Gyakie songs mix hosted by DJ Armani Kay.This is a weekly song mix by DJs In Africa (djsinafrica.com).This episode features Nigeria's singer Tems and Ghana's singer GyakieTracklist....Avoid -Tems Try me-TemsNever like this- Gyakie Sormi mu- Gyakie Replay-Tems Need me- GyakieForever-Gyakie Essence - featured Tems Damages-TemsVacation- Gyakie…
 
Leila Dey is a Toronto R&B singer/songwriter who has shared the stage with Little Simz, K'Naan, and Melanie Fiona. Her latest EP Detour explores the disintegration of a romantic relationship and its subsequent aftermath. Guest co-host Amanie Illfated and I talked to Leila about the allegorical nature of her new EP, how the passing of her younger si…
 
Inspired by Jamaica’s dancehall music from the 90s and early 2000s, Zimbabwean dancehall music (Zimdancehall) started out as an underground subculture in the ghettos of Zimbabwe and is now the country’s most popular genre.In this episode we’ll trace the subgenre’s rocky rise to the top and meet some of its founding pioneers: the likes of producer, …
 
I Was A Tunnel - Generationals Aşkın Kanunu - Esin Engin Orkestrası Güller ve Dudaklar - Esin Engin Orkestrası Melody in F - Danny Rubenstein and his Orchestra The Happy People - Danny Rubenstein and his Orchestra A Little Dancing - Acid House Kings Great Scraps - Franz Charcoal (aka Frankie Cosmos) The Moon and the Sun - William Onyeabor Argos Far…
 
Flamenco as we know it was “born” in Spain in the mid-19th century. But for centuries before that, Roma (Gitanos, Gypsies) had been living in Spanish cities, often rubbing shoulders with the descendants of Africans (Moors), who had been there as both citizens and slaves going back to Medieval times and earlier. This overlooked pre-history of flamen…
 
Zorana Sadiq wears a lot of hats, including multidisciplinary artist, soprano, actor, and music teacher. Her latest project, MixTape, is a visceral one-person play that is "part memoir, part scientific inquiry, and part love song to listening." I talk to Zorana about the art of making a great mixtape, her tenure at Regent Park School of Music where…
 
Nigeria is today the undisputed powerhouse of African pop music. Call it Naija Pop, Afrobeats, Afropop or what have you. The likes of Burna Boy, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage are giants on the scene. In this program we hear the latest from these and others, and sample action on the Afrobeat and Alté scene. We also speak with key artists in Nig…
 
"Yaa Amponsah" is a song from Africa's earliest guitar tradition, palmwine music. Dating to the late 19th or early 20th century this style developed in port cities across the continent's western coast as Africans traveled to trade goods and music. Yaa Amponsah is also what Ghanaian musicians call a "rhythm"—a blueprint of harmonies, rhythms, and me…
 
...And We Dance - Skinshape The Pines - La Luz Down the Street - La Luz & Adrian Younge POB - Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton Grass Is Greener - Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton Siren 042 - Lala Lala & WHY? Beautiful Directions - Lala Lala Les Fleurs - Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band Tough Victory - Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band Duchess - Dean Wareham Under S…
 
In 2018, the renowned music journal Fact boldly claimed that “the world’s best electronic music festival is in Uganda.” In only a few years, Nyege Nyege has indeed become one of the hottest artistic hubs in East Africa, birthing two music labels that propelled local scenes, such as Ugandan acholitronix or Tanzanian singeli, across the globe. At the…
 
Amanie Illfated is a South Sudanese Canadian Afropop/R&B singer/songwriter and model. By incorporating her past refugee experiences in her music, she touches on themes of empowerment, depression, and self-improvement. I talk to Amanie about leaving her family in Saskatchewan at 16 to pursue music in Toronto, working through her PTSD and trauma to c…
 
Foutanga Babani Sissoko, known also as Baba Sora, was one of the most generous patrons of Malian musicians, particularly griots, in modern times. His gifts of cash, gold, cars and houses are legendary, and the amount of music he inspired was voluminous. But the source of all those riches turned out to be dubious, to say the least. And when he died …
 
Congolese guitar is one of the pearls of African music. Intricate, joyful and seriously challenging, it’s long been a passion of producer/guitarist Banning Eyre. Through an innovative new online learning website—the World Music Method—he met guitarist Niwel Tsumbu, a brilliant guitarist and teacher, who delves here into Congo guitar history. Produc…
 
We trace the history of this most American of instruments from its ancestors in West Africa through the Caribbean and American South and into the present, as a new generation of Black women artists reclaim the banjo as their own. Rhiannon Giddens, Bassekou Kouyate, Bela Fleck and more talk claw-hammers, trad jazz, Appalachian folk, African ancestor…
 
At the beginning of the pandemic, roller skating culture experienced a resurgence on social media and beyond. However, the recreational activity is more than just another nostalgic phenomenon-gone-viral; there's a rich history of black and brown skating communities that date all the way back to the '70s. Jared and Deejah, aka Rollerouge and Deesh, …
 
Toronto is Canada’s most cosmopolitan city--“like New York but mellower” in the words of Kofi Akah, son of the Ghanaian highlife legend Jewel Akah. Kofi is one of many superb African artists who have made Toronto their home over the years. That list is long, and it has included highlife star Pat Thomas, South Sudanese rapper Emanuel Jal, rising Con…
 
In 1985, Sean Barlow made his first trip to Africa to check out musical life there. Afropop Worldwide was still a dream at that point, but the experiences he had on that trip put wind in his sails. One highlight was the afternoon he spent interviewing Luambo Makiadi a.k.a. Franco at the bandleader's home in the Limité neighborhood of Kinshasa. Fran…
 
During the last 60 years, Jamaican music has constantly reinvented itself, a handful of innovators pioneering distinct musical genres such as ska, rock steady, reggae and dancehall, as well shorter-lived subgenres.But Jamaica's musical trendsetters did much more than just shake up the island's music scene. At crucial intervals, their inventiveness …
 
Meagan De Lima is A Toronto-based r&b/pop artist that was recently awarded the Top Artist for Social Change in Canada. She has performed at "The Future Series: A Conversation with President Barack Obama, the Invictus Games, Canadian Music Week, and opened for Kehlani. I talked to Meagan about performing for President Obama last year, writing songs …
 
Fifty years ago, the president of Senegal’s nephew was putting together a band for his new, upscale Dakar nightclub, and he recruited a handful of musicians who are still together today. Bringing together elements from their homes across West Africa to the Afro-Cuban style of the time, the Orchestra Baobab became one of Dakar’s top bands. From the …
 
Comedians Big Norm and Keith Pedro are like the Filipino counterparts to Method Man and Redman. As the hosts of the live cannabis comedy show Bare Jokes and members of the hip-hop comedy group Runnin' at the Mouth, their comedy offers hilarious observations about race relations, multiculturalism, and pop culture. In the second part of our extremely…
 
With a style all her own, Yasmin Williams has gone from video game virtuoso to one of the freshest and most original solo acoustic guitarists today. She talks to producer Ben Richmond about her influences, her unique instrumentation, and forging her own path as a young Black woman artist in a genre dominated by white dudes.Afropop Closeup Season 6…
 
On March 6, 1971, a group of some of the top musicians from the United States – Ike & Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, The Staples Singers, and more – boarded a plane bound for Ghana to perform in a musical celebration that was dubbed the “Soul to Soul Festival”. Thousands of audience members filled Accra’s Black Star Square for a continuous 15 hours o…
 
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