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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.
 
Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney talks about Finding Fela, which tells the story of Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti and his courageous crusade against government corruption in Nigeria. Featuring recently discovered archival footage of the legendary musician and activist, the film also traces the evolution of Fela!, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical based on his life.
 
Orion is a London, UK based beatsmith and founder of the HardJazz7 Music Netlabel. Born (Ope Alayande) in March 1990, he was raised on a wide variety of music including jazz, hip hop, disco, funk and soul. His parents got him into Gospel artists like Kirk Franklin, while Fela Kuti was his earliest introduction to Jazz leaning afrobeat music. In his early teens he’d found himself listening to alot of UK Garage and House music through pirate radio sets. Mini Discs, CD’s and Tapes were his init ...
 
Never afraid to go too deep or to take an out of left field detour, his emotive musical selections are his own therapy. Having grown up on his parent’s eclectic combination of funk music (George Clinton, James Brown, Sly Stone), Soul/R&B (Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Earth Wind and Fire), synth-infused 80s music (Prince) and World Music (Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Rob Way, Sun Ra) … all which became infused with his own love for both hip-hop and tv theme song music, Greg ended up with quite a ...
 
Living With explores what it’s like to live with a chronic health condition. Health Union integrates the power of human connection and technology, uniting people in the shared experiences of life with chronic health conditions. Advocates from different Health Union communities are interviewed, sharing how they have learned to cope with trying symptoms and treatments.
 
radio madrid is broadcast live from my basement (in madrid obviously). i hate trying to categorize music but i suppose you need some idea before deciding to just click and listen... i play soundtracks, afro funk, brazilian, instrumental hip hop, broken beats and i try to make sense of it all. a lot of this music you won't find on cd (let alone itunes) - i'm just trying to get it heard by a larger audience. search for radio madrid in itunes and subscribe!
 
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Miami is still in lockdown mode for large gatherings but we don't let that stop us as we travel, virtually, to Miami's beautiful open air, art deco North Beach Bandshell right across from the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy highlights from the just completed Afro Roots Virtual Fest featuring the city's leading globally grooving artists. Crank it up! Johnny D…
 
Baaba Maal has toured the world, backed by his electric group, Daande Lenol. Sometimes he has performed as an acoustic duo with his longtime musical partner, Mansour Seck, on guitars and vocals. And rarely, Baaba has assembled a large acoustic group featuring guitars and traditional instruments. We caught such a moment at one of our all time favori…
 
In 1991, Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited made their second tour of the United States. It was a fascinating transitional moment in the band’s history. Mapfumo had recently added two musicians playing the metal-pronged, Shona mbira, enriching the band’s lineup of guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, brass and percussion. The band had now evolved i…
 
Soul singer and multi-instrumentalist Ralph Weeks left Panama for Brooklyn, New York, when he was 17. Today he's a hearty 77, and still takes the stage with his finely honed falsetto to offer the enduring classic of a song he wrote more than 50 years ago, "Something Deep Inside." The song has passed through various renditions over the years and, in…
 
Muzika Feliz Podcast Show S6/E5 Pres. The Downtempo Mixes (1st Hour: Native Bongz | 2nd Hour: Bubhesi)Mid-Tempo inspired, we bring you a 2 hour special selection blended for your listening pleasure. Bon Apetit!For Apple users:https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/muzika-feliz-podcast-show/id1057376226Connect with us:Facebook: Muzika Feliz / Native …
 
In the 70s and 80s Ivory Coast’s capital Abidjan was a major musical hub in West Africa. After a series of political crises, Abidjan is back. The Zouglou sound of the 1990s and the coupé decalé rage that followed are being reinvented in the era of Afrobeats and African hip-hop. The group Magic System is now invited to play major events in France—in…
 
Two new bands, one from Morocco and one from Tunisia, are mixing jazz, funk, and rock with centuries-old ritual music with roots in the trans-Saharan slave trade. It rocks, but what does it mean for the tradition? Afropop talks with both bands about the divergent ways that they negotiate innovation and conservation. Produced by Sebastian Bouknight …
 
In Africa, drums don't only play rhythms, they send messages. “Ancient Text Messages: Batá Drums in a Changing World” explores an endangered tradition of drum speech in Nigeria, and how that tradition changed and thrived in Cuba, where large numbers of enslaved Yoruba arrived in the 19th century. Producer Ned Sublette speaks with ethnomusicologist …
 
North African music receives very little coverage in the United States. There are no high-profile mixes of recent Tunisian underground dance music from hip DJs, and no young Algerian musicians with major distribution deals in the U.S. So we decided to explore what exactly is going on today in this part of the world. We trace the origins of some of …
 
One of the most important performing artists to emerge on the Brazilian music scene in the new millennium, Criolo has crafted a diverse and eclectic body of work. Moving between rap, reggae, Afrobeat, samba, electronic music and other genres, Criolo has constantly used his music to address the dramatic issues of race, social inequality and governme…
 
On this program, we look at Puerto Rican protest songs over the past two centuries, including Paracumbé's subversive bomba dances from the time of slavery, Las Barrileras 8M, an all-women drumming group demanding an end to violence against women and a new plena from Hector Tito Matos about the death of George Floyd.The past three years have been in…
 
Johnny Clegg and Sipho Mchunu formed the South African crossover band Juluka in the mid-1970s. But by then, the two had been palling around apartheid South Africa, playing music, dancing and getting into trouble with the police for years. And even though Juluka disbanded in 1985, the two remained close friends until Clegg died in 2019. In this podc…
 
​Brazil’s Grupo Didá, is an extraordinary ensemble of Afro-Brazilian women who use music to fight against injustice and racial inequality. Producer Dan Rosenberg speaks with the group's founder, percussionist Adriana Portela, about how Didá is working to redefine gender roles in Salvador da Bahia, and anthropology professor Andrea Allen (University…
 
Muzika Feliz Podcast Show - #GeminiExperienceMix (1st Hour: Native Bongz | 2nd Hour: Bubhesi)iTunes Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/muzika-feliz-podcast-show/id1057376226Connecting With:Email: lsgbuba@gmail.com / bongz060@yahoo.comTwitter: BubhesiCMD / @Native_BongzInstagram: @BubhesiMuzikaFeliz / @Native_Bongz…
 
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