Best Afrocentric podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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A podcast for the intellectual seeking expansive and transformative conversation. A meeting of the minds for advancement and progression. A resource for all things related to wellness, sisterhood, alternative healing/remedies, economics, travel & lifestyle, health, empowerment, parenthood, love, art, Music, entertainment, Food, culture, mental health, astrology, numerology, Yoga, meditation, sex, agriculture, Afrocentric/eclectic fashions & entrepreneurship Become a supporter of this podcast ...
 
Welcome to Opulent Consciousness this is Afrocentric Self Development & Narrative Transformation for African Americans!!!!
 
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Soundcheck
Weekly+
 
Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
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Melanin And Power
Weekly
 
Our Network is dedicated to spreading the truth, culture, and history of the Melanated Family. Denouncing false truths, white supremacy, and all forms of oppression. We serve to uplift and improve the condition of the neglected and unheard. Join us today and be the difference that you want to see.
 
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MF GALAXY
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MF GALAXY is a weekly podcast powered by four mighty engines: * Writers on writing: the craft and the business * Pop culture including TV, movies, graphic novels, and more * Progressive politics, activism, and social enterprise * Africentric change-makers, histories, cultures, art, and more! Mixing brand-new interviews with classic conversations (from my archive of 23 years in broadcasting) with famous and dynamic figures in the arts, Hollywood, and politics, MF GALAXY will take you to place ...
 
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In Her Space
Monthly+
 
Inspiration Source for Faith & Spirituality, Health, Motherhood, Love and Relationships, Professional Development...Just Life!
 
Dynamic, Influential, Inclusive, Cultural, Explorative, Unique
 
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Business Mic
Monthly+
 
A podcast comprised of intimate interviews with exciting entrepreneurs and leading industry experts who open up and share their amazing business experiences. This is the best place to find meaningful conversations with industry leaders, insider knowledge and key business resources all for free.
 
In which I talk a bit about current events from a lefty/SJW angle, and throw in a bit of science news. I'm a social justice alchemist! I prepare mystic concoctions for area effects and damage over time. Pew pew! Really I'm a chemistry teacher and feel like screaming into the void. And playing guitar!
 
Other Planes explores all things Afro/Futurism in cosmic and conscious cultures worldwide, from music to art, science to politics—and beyond. Join host tobias c. van Veen as we undertake audio journeys and interviews with world-class visionaries, creatives, and futurists, from emcees and philosophers to scribes and scholars, programmers and poets. Other Planes covers radical diversity in the speculative arts, including science fiction, film, and comix; cosplay, performance, poetry and posthu ...
 
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Pseudo-Archaeology
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Bringing you stories about pseudo-archaeology and the real stories behind the false claims.
 
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RootMama Radio
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Encouraging mothers & women to uplift, inspire and motivate you to be your best self. Information Soul-food for your mind, body, and Spirit.
 
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Guitarist and songwriter Nilüfer Yanya writes songs that, while dark and a bit twisted, yet direct and elegant, ultimately embrace imperfection. Her music might easily flow between Nina Simone, pop punk, crisp jazzy chords, and the dynamic, sweaty explosiveness of The Pixes. Nilüfer deploys her impressive voice in all kinds of styles - falsetto ...…
 
Guitarist and songwriter Nilüfer Yanya writes songs that, while dark and a bit twisted, yet direct and elegant, ultimately embrace imperfection. Her music might easily flow between Nina Simone, pop punk, crisp jazzy chords, and the dynamic, sweaty explosiveness of The Pixes. Nilüfer deploys her impressive voice in all kinds of styles - falsetto ...…
 
Mandolin Orange is the folk duo of North Carolinians Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, who blend traditional Americana roots music – folk, country, bluegrass – in their warm and intimate, bittersweet acoustic songs. They met at a bluegrass jam, and have been known to wield mandolin, guitar, banjo and violin between them, with Marlin mostly doing ...…
 
Mandolin Orange is the folk duo of North Carolinians Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, who blend traditional Americana roots music – folk, country, bluegrass – in their warm and intimate, bittersweet acoustic songs. They met at a bluegrass jam, and have been known to wield mandolin, guitar, banjo and violin between them, with Marlin mostly doing ...…
 
Three anarchists, two cats, one dog, zero fucks. Blog (with transcripts): https://surgoshan.blogspot.com/ SJA Podcast: http://www.buzzsprout.com/182448 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5efDOe2Woce52_nR5fNsGg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHc3lNYZVAPpWumofccX5Og Twitter: @surgoshan @somerandomg33k, @LetoAnor D&D Podcast: htt ...…
 
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a musically free-ranging band of seven brothers from the south side of Chicago. Their music draws from funk, funky jazz, Afrobeat, hip hop, rock, reggae, and R&B, and they’ve performed with Tony Allen, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Prince, Femi Kuti, Gorillaz, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), and the B52's, to name a few. Gr ...…
 
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a musically free-ranging band of seven brothers from the south side of Chicago. Their music draws from funk, funky jazz, Afrobeat, hip hop, rock, reggae, and R&B, and they’ve performed with Tony Allen, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Prince, Femi Kuti, Gorillaz, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), and the B52's, to name a few. Gr ...…
 
Buke and Gase is an experimental pop duo that’s collaborated with everyone from The National to the Blue Man Group. The band is named after two of the instruments they’ve invented, a baritone ukulele and hybrid guitar-bass. Their songs are tasty slices of angular melodies and problem-solving off-kilter percussion that are creatively stacked lik ...…
 
Buke and Gase is an experimental pop duo that’s collaborated with everyone from The National to the Blue Man Group. The band is named after two of the instruments they’ve invented, a baritone ukulele and hybrid guitar-bass. Their songs are tasty slices of angular melodies and problem-solving off-kilter percussion that are creatively stacked lik ...…
 
Three anarchists, two cats, one dog, zero fucks. Blog (with transcripts): https://surgoshan.blogspot.com/ SJA Podcast: http://www.buzzsprout.com/182448 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5efDOe2Woce52_nR5fNsGg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHc3lNYZVAPpWumofccX5Og Twitter: @surgoshan @somerandomg33k, @LetoAnor D&D Podcast: htt ...…
 
Dancey and dreamy, Brooklyn-based Rubblebucket makes psychedelic and jazz-conscious pop swimming in a strange and lovely mix of celebration and melancholy. Their latest record, Sun Machine, is a celebration of the connection between trumpeter Alex Toth, and saxophone player Kalmia Traver, The two have survived momentous life-challenges like can ...…
 
Dancey and dreamy, Brooklyn-based Rubblebucket makes psychedelic and jazz-conscious pop swimming in a strange and lovely mix of celebration and melancholy. Their latest record, Sun Machine, is a celebration of the connection between trumpeter Alex Toth, and saxophone player Kalmia Traver, The two have survived momentous life-challenges like can ...…
 
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer India.Arie has returned to spread love and joy through music and words. Her latest album, due out in February, is a collection of enchanting and soulful electro-acoustic pop songs, full of smart observations, sensuality, spirituality, and yes, empowerment. On one tune, “That Magic,” she lovingly describ ...…
 
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer India.Arie has returned to spread love and joy through music and words. Her latest album, due out in February, is a collection of enchanting and soulful electro-acoustic pop songs, full of smart observations, sensuality, spirituality, and yes, empowerment. On one tune, “That Magic,” she lovingly describ ...…
 
Three anarchists, two cats, one dog, zero fucks. Blog (with transcripts): https://surgoshan.blogspot.com/ SJA Podcast: http://www.buzzsprout.com/182448 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5efDOe2Woce52_nR5fNsGg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHc3lNYZVAPpWumofccX5Og Twitter: @surgoshan @somerandomg33k, @LetoAnor D&D Podcast: htt ...…
 
4thWorldRadyo host @TheAngryindian is still asking why North American Africans are choosing to follow false religious; cultural and 'revolutionary' leaders who spew wild conspiracy theories; toxic, hyper-masculinity and who freely associate with well-known White Supremacist terrorists dedicated to destroying non-Europeans across the entire cont ...…
 
4thWorldRadyo host @TheAngryindian is still asking why North American Africans are choosing to follow false religious; cultural and 'revolutionary' leaders who spew wild conspiracy theories; toxic, hyper-masculinity and who freely associate with well-known White Supremacist terrorists dedicated to destroying non-Europeans across the entire cont ...…
 
Meet RaaDie, which is the latest musical project of Vienna-based trumpeter Lorenz Raab (Volksoper Vienna, XY-Band, Bleu) and the composer, bassoonist, and zither player Christof Dienz (Die Knoedel, Quadrat:sch, XY-Band). With a balance of composition and improvisation, the duo crafts music using trumpet and e-zither with electronic effects and ...…
 
Meet RaaDie, which is the latest musical project of Vienna-based trumpeter Lorenz Raab (Volksoper Vienna, XY-Band, Bleu) and the composer, bassoonist, and zither player Christof Dienz (Die Knoedel, Quadrat:sch, XY-Band). With a balance of composition and improvisation, the duo crafts music using trumpet and e-zither with electronic effects and ...…
 
Mexican-American rock musician, songwriter, and singer Alejandro Escovedo draws from DIY punk, Tex-Mex country, and Americana rock for his latest record, The Crossing, a growly and crunchy guitar-filled, instrumentally cinematic, and in-your-face loud search for the American dream. In a cool twist, Escovedo has co-written the album with an Ital ...…
 
Mexican-American rock musician, songwriter, and singer Alejandro Escovedo draws from DIY punk, Tex-Mex country, and Americana rock for his latest record, The Crossing, a growly and crunchy guitar-filled, instrumentally cinematic, and in-your-face loud search for the American dream. In a cool twist, Escovedo has co-written the album with an Ital ...…
 
Intersectional socialism with a smile. Sometimes with a smile. Blog (with transcripts): https://surgoshan.blogspot.com/ SJA Podcast: http://www.buzzsprout.com/182448 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5efDOe2Woce52_nR5fNsGg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHc3lNYZVAPpWumofccX5Og Twitter: @surgoshan @somerandomg33k, @LetoAnor D& ...…
 
London-based quintet Ezra Collective makes music with an irresistible blend of groove that includes Afrobeat, hip-hop, grime, reggae, and jazz. Led by drummer Femi Koleoso, and anchored by his brother TJ Koleoso on bass with keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones, and featuring what looks like a hard bop frontline of Dylan Jones on trumpet and James Molli ...…
 
London-based quintet Ezra Collective makes music with an irresistible blend of groove that includes Afrobeat, hip-hop, grime, reggae, and jazz. Led by drummer Femi Koleoso, and anchored by his brother TJ Koleoso on bass with keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones, and featuring what looks like a hard bop frontline of Dylan Jones on trumpet and James Molli ...…
 
SUMMARY: More from 4thWorldRadyo host @TheAngryindian keeps digging at the subject of African and Indigenous political comprehension under the Trump administration and the slow creep of White Nationalism and the threat of Anglophone terrorism in North America. EXTRAS: Another pick of gems from our extensive collection of archived political inte ...…
 
SUMMARY: More from 4thWorldRadyo host @TheAngryindian keeps digging at the subject of African and Indigenous political comprehension under the Trump administration and the slow creep of White Nationalism and the threat of Anglophone terrorism in North America. EXTRAS: Another pick of gems from our extensive collection of archived political inte ...…
 
Coming from jangle-pop garage rock origins in the 1990’s in the Boston area, the band Guster is a group of talented songwriters, down to the last harmony. With electronic augmentation beyond just guitar amps, Guster long ago dropped its acoustic guitars and bongos in favor of arena rock with electrified-pysch-pop leanings. Their live shows are ...…
 
Coming from jangle-pop garage rock origins in the 1990’s in the Boston area, the band Guster is a group of talented songwriters, down to the last harmony. With electronic augmentation beyond just guitar amps, Guster long ago dropped its acoustic guitars and bongos in favor of arena rock with electrified-pysch-pop leanings. Their live shows are ...…
 
Blog (with transcripts): https://surgoshan.blogspot.com/ SJA Podcast: http://www.buzzsprout.com/182448 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5efDOe2Woce52_nR5fNsGg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHc3lNYZVAPpWumofccX5Og Twitter: @surgoshan @somerandomg33k, @LetoAnor D&D Podcast: https://dungeonsanddebaclespodcast.com/ The unabridg ...…
 
Omggg • Developing Organically: A Podcast’s Beginning; Tabia awkwardly jumps right in to a podcasting career deciding that the best experience/teacher is a hands on one. Overthink another thing for what???? Tabia is about that #flirtythirties life and she aint stopping her visions to make anyone comfortable! Become a supporter of this podcast:h ...…
 
A New York–born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, the multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla draws from traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as American jazz and folk. McCalla is a former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, but her latest record, Capitalist Blues, contains very little of her signature instrument, the cel ...…
 
A New York–born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, the multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla draws from traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as American jazz and folk. McCalla is a former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, but her latest record, Capitalist Blues, contains very little of her signature instrument, the cel ...…
 
Today SomeRandomGeek and I chat about leftism, anarchism, RoboCop, and anime. The podcast is the abridged thirty minute version; the full hour is available on YouTube. Blog (with transcripts): https://surgoshan.blogspot.com/ SJA Podcast: http://www.buzzsprout.com/182448 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5efDOe2Woce52_nR5fNsGg h ...…
 
Brooklyn band Dollshot crafts experimental dream pop that is a crazy-quilt of electro-art-rock, cabaret music of Schoenberg, chamber music by Poulenc, and futuristic noir soundscapes. They offer an unusual and often unsettling combination of sounds, with breathy, featherlight vocals floating over wailing saxes and pounding drums. Their new albu ...…
 
Brooklyn band Dollshot crafts experimental dream pop that is a crazy-quilt of electro-art-rock, cabaret music of Schoenberg, chamber music by Poulenc, and futuristic noir soundscapes. They offer an unusual and often unsettling combination of sounds, with breathy, featherlight vocals floating over wailing saxes and pounding drums. Their new albu ...…
 
Blog (with transcripts): https://surgoshan.blogspot.com/ SJA Podcast: http://www.buzzsprout.com/182448 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5efDOe2Woce52_nR5fNsGg Twitter: @surgoshan D&D Podcast: https://dungeonsanddebaclespodcast.com/
 
Not many people can front a rock band, sing Górecki’s Third Symphony, deliver heavy works on themes of social justice for youth chorus, and compose pop songs for marching band, back-to-back. But Shara Nova of My Brightest Diamond can. The classically-trained vocalist, composer, and self-taught multi-instrumentalist has continued to reinvent her ...…
 
Not many people can front a rock band, sing Górecki’s Third Symphony, deliver heavy works on themes of social justice for youth chorus, and compose pop songs for marching band, back-to-back. But Shara Nova of My Brightest Diamond can. The classically-trained vocalist, composer, and self-taught multi-instrumentalist has continued to reinvent her ...…
 
4thWorldRadyo commentator and host @TheAngryindian looks further into recently reported events connected to the Russian Information Research Agency (IRA) and its efforts to buttress the floundering Trump administration by surreptitiously persuading the Afro-American community in the USA to either support Dr. Jill Stein's presidential campaign o ...…
 
4thWorldRadyo commentator and host @TheAngryindian looks further into recently reported events connected to the Russian Information Research Agency (IRA) and its efforts to buttress the floundering Trump administration by surreptitiously persuading the Afro-American community in the USA to either support Dr. Jill Stein's presidential campaign o ...…
 
New York/Canada-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and poet Vera Sola, aka Danielle Aykroyd, crafts twangy-gothic-folk that might stem from horror punk as much as Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee. With a little wry and dark humor, a streak of seriousness, a few eloquent barbs, and a whole lot of vulnerability, Vera Sola channels the s ...…
 
New York/Canada-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and poet Vera Sola, aka Danielle Aykroyd, crafts twangy-gothic-folk that might stem from horror punk as much as Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee. With a little wry and dark humor, a streak of seriousness, a few eloquent barbs, and a whole lot of vulnerability, Vera Sola channels the s ...…
 
From the live in-studio performance series, here's part two of our favorite sessions from 2018. Hear everything from a Cuban orchestra to a famous South African choir, along with music from My Brightest Diamond that came from our live performance series, The Soundcheck Podcast. The big band collective Orquesta Akokán channels the spirit of danc ...…
 
From the live in-studio performance series, here's part two of our favorite sessions from 2018. Hear everything from a Cuban orchestra to a famous South African choir, along with music from My Brightest Diamond that came from our live performance series, The Soundcheck Podcast. The big band collective Orquesta Akokán channels the spirit of danc ...…
 
A bit of an intro to so-called complementary and alternative medicines, and then a quick letter to Christians. I'm sure they're eager to read it. Blog (with transcripts): https://surgoshan.blogspot.com/ SJA Podcast: http://www.buzzsprout.com/182448 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5efDOe2Woce52_nR5fNsGg Twitter: @surgoshan D&D ...…
 
The once-bearded Jewish-American roots-reggae vocalist and beatboxer Matisyahu found success in both the Hasidic spiritual community and beyond, back in the mid-2000’s. He has continued to reflect on seeking the divine, despite the surprise of shaving off his trademark beard, and started bringing a little more stretch and even more groove into ...…
 
The once-bearded Jewish-American roots-reggae vocalist and beatboxer Matisyahu found success in both the Hasidic spiritual community and beyond, back in the mid-2000’s. He has continued to reflect on seeking the divine, despite the surprise of shaving off his trademark beard, and started bringing a little more stretch and even more groove into ...…
 
From the live in-studio performance series, we’ll be recapping our favorite sessions from 2018. Part 1 features the Norwegian band Wardruna, Chicago-based duo OHMME, the dance-jazz band Sons of Kemet, porch and mountain music duo Anna & Elizabeth, and the qawwali devotional collaborative music by Junun. Hear the ancient Norse ritual music of No ...…
 
From the live in-studio performance series, we’ll be recapping our favorite sessions from 2018. Part 1 features the Norwegian band Wardruna, Chicago-based duo OHMME, the dance-jazz band Sons of Kemet, porch and mountain music duo Anna & Elizabeth, and the qawwali devotional collaborative music by Junun. Hear the ancient Norse ritual music of No ...…
 
Intersectional socialism with a smile. Sometimes with a smile. Today in skepticism it's alien abductions/visitations and in social justice it's white guilt. Blog (with transcripts): https://surgoshan.blogspot.com/ SJA Podcast: http://www.buzzsprout.com/182448 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5efDOe2Woce52_nR5fNsGg Twitter: @su ...…
 
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