Best afropop podcasts we could find (Updated November 2017)
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Afropop Worldwide
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Moto Moto Podcast - African Music | Afrobeats | Afropop | Afrobashment
 
The most well-rounded African Music podcast on the internet, serving you with sizzling Afrobeats, Afrobashment, Afro Hip Hop, House, Afrotrap, Afropop and more. Every African country gets to have a say. African music is going global so why not tag along for the ride? We dare you.
 
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PRI's The World: Global Hit
Weekly
 
A daily spotlight on international musical artists and trends. Created by host Marco Werman, the Global Hit features interviews with musicians, critics and deejays around the globe.
 
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The Sounds in My Head
Monthly
 
The Sounds in My Head is a music podcast featuring songs and bands you might have missed. Hosted by an indie-pop loving Brooklynite named Daniel since 2004.
 
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Afrobeat – THE COVENANT CHILD
 
In the business of #PartyRocking
 
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Mixpak FM
Monthly
 
Mixpak is a Brooklyn based record label founded by Dre Skull. Mixpak FM delivers forward thinking mixes from DJs around the world. Catch the vibe.
 
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THAGREATPODCAST
Rare
 
you will find more than 2 hours DJ-sets, On this podcast each one comes with a different concept created by YDTHAGREAT
 
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DJ Jason Danger's TransNational Underground
 
World Music With an Edge
 
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GodsownBeats
Daily+
 
Your #1 Source for the best Hip Hop, Afro, Pop, RNB, Trap and Electro beats on the net, all produced and mixed by Godsown a.k.a P-Killz.
 
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Arabesque: Music of the Arab World
Daily
 
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 ...
 
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Afropop Worldwide
 
Sound clashes have been a mainstay of reggae culture for decades. Mobile sound system teams face off to see who can best move the crowd with their selections of records and exclusive "dub plate" jingles. On a recent late night in Queens, seven sounds competed for the U.S. champion title, and many were surprised by the winner. We meet the sound- ...…
 
Heavy, percussive club beats with irresistible hooks and street-wise raps in Yoruba, Igbo or pidgin English—Nigerian pop music, increasingly known by the much-debated term Afrobeats, is the sound that moves Lagos and the sound of Lagos that moves the world. But it wasn’t always this way! Starting in the early 1990s, a new musical movement was b ...…
 
As Europe closes Greece’s borders in an attempt to stem the seemingly never-ending flow of refugees, immigrant artists are finding it tough to survive in an increasingly xenophobic environment. Ghanaian-Greek rapper Negros Tou Moria is carving out new territory and challenging stereotypes with rap music that is deeply rooted in Greek language a ...…
 
In the first hour we have in studio the freshest female to hit the pop scene on a high! Hailing from Daveyton East Rand, Tsholo Acts aka “The Chosen One” has a new single “Iyajika’’ which is taking on its own specific flavour and giving afro pop listeners a whole new dimension to bounce to.Iyajika has made sure that the musical artistry in this ...…
 
Cameroon's golden boy, Afro Pop, Dancehall, and R&B artist, MAGASCO gives us an EXCLUSIVE in-depth interview while on a tour stop in Dallas, Texas.
 
Brooklyn’s own Afropop-funk-dance big band Antibalas, is probably your favorite band’s favorite band. The 12-piece plus ensemble ranges freely through all kinds of funk, Afro-Cuban music, loping rhythms of Ethiogroove, Caribbean dance, punk rock, and extraplanetary cosmic jazz. And that’s in addition to having been credited with introducing Afr ...…
 
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THAGREATPODCAST
 
Tune in for a summer recap! Dancehall, Afro-Pop, AfroTrap Rap, Reggaeton. 1hr and 50 tracks! A DJ set played yesterday at the Imag'in Festival in France.
 
Britain's SG Lewis is a producer, songwriter and DJ with an emotive, atmospheric approach to dance-oriented, electronic-based music, typical of his output is the track "Warm"."Teenage Kicks" was the debut single for Northern Irish punk rock/new wave band The Undertones. in 1978.Singer songwriter Wande Coal spans the genres of Genres AfroPop, Af ...…
 
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Accelerated Radio Network
 
Afro Pop Radio every Tuesday 10pm PST on AcceleratedRadio.Net
 
Louis Sarno, an American original who lived for 30 years among Bayaka Pygmies in the Central African rainforest and recorded their polyphonic music more completely than any audio adventurer or ethnomusicologist could dream of, died where he was born, in New Jersey, on April 1, 2017. In his memory, we bring you this encore Hip Deep program. Read ...…
 
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Accelerated Radio Network
 
Afro Pop Radio every Tuesday 10pm PST on AcceleratedRadio.Net
 
Technology is one of the great drivers of musical change, and often one of its least understood. In this episode, we explore the synthesizer, looking closely at the history of this ubiquitous (and often debated) piece of musical technology, and investigating how and why it was first used in a variety African musics. Enabled by groundbreaking re ...…
 
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Accelerated Radio Network
 
Afro Pop Radio every Tuesday 10pm PST on AcceleratedRadio.Net
 
Ce mois-ci, le podcast afropop parle cinéma avec, en invitée spéciale, la critique et universitaire Fanta Sylla (@littleglissant). Avec elle, la team NITNB revient sur les ingénieux mécanismes du film d'horreur sociale sorti récemment, "Get Out" de Jordan Peele. Sont également évoqués "Je ne suis pas votre nègre" de Raoul Peck, mais aussi "La N ...…
 
Get Out ou le cinéma vu d'un oeil noirLes Indiens c'est nousCe mois-ci, le podcast afropop parle cinéma avec, en invitée spéciale, la critique et universitaire Fanta Sylla (@littleglissant). Avec son avis éclairé, la team NITNB revient sur les ingénieux mécanismes du film d'horreur sociale sorti récemment, "Get Out" de Jordan Peele. Sont égalem ...…
 
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Accelerated Radio Network
 
Afro Pop Radio every Tuesday 10pm PST on AcceleratedRadio.Net
 
In Jamaica, sound systems are more than just a stack of speakers blasting the latest tunes to an eager crowd. Over the last 70 years, they have touched all levels of society in Jamaica, determining the island’s popular taste and profoundly influencing the daily lives of its citizenry. This program explores the evolution of sound system culture, ...…
 
Episode 12, "The Lost Bochella Episode", is an episode featuring the whole squad: Tune, Bawo, Becky and Aliana. After being accidentally deleted in May, and resurfacing on a backup hard drive, we present the wild episode that features the same hilarity that is now expected from the team thanks to casual goatish conversation. The team covers the ...…
 
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Afropop Worldwide
 
We honor the late Joe Cuba with this encore portrait of "Bugalú," produced for Afropop Worldwide by Ned Sublette. Bugalú is the Spanish spelling of boogaloo, and was also known as “Latin soul.” It hit the scene in 1966 with the original and organic concept of combining black and Puerto Rican music. The dance club crowd went crazy and then the f ...…
 
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Accelerated Radio Network
 
Afro Pop Radio every Tuesday 10pm PST on AcceleratedRadio.Net
 
Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the media have changed and keep on changing throughout Africa and the diaspora. Along the ...…
 
original intro *« I got Summer »* produced by **YDTHAGREAT**. The summer is officially here!! Tune in for *Taste of Summer Volume II * Dancehall, Afro-Pop, AfroTrap Rap, R&B. 2 Hours and 100 tracks! Book YD in Europe : contact@ydthagr8t.com Africa and U.S.A: lu@la-ent.com
 
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Listen to Party 934
 
It's New Play Tuesday! Episode 518. Check out these new and recent releases in Jazz and Latin Jazz, Afro-Pop and moreFeatured is Living Tribute/Larry Newcomb w/ Bucky Pizzarelli.
 
As work continues on the vast Afropop archive, producer Banning Eyre takes a deep dive and comes up with some gems. On the vinyl front, the focus is on South Africa and Zimbabwe, where the Afropop team collected a good deal of rare vinyl in the 1980s. Then Banning samples some his favorite field recordings from Zanzibar to Mali. In the age of Y ...…
 
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Listen to Party 934
 
It's New Play Tuesday! Episode 516. Check out these new and recent releases in Jazz and Latin Jazz, Afro-Pop and moreFeatured is Chris Washburne's latest on Zoho Record
 
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Afropop Worldwide
 
[Extended Online Version] Kano State in northwest Nigeria is a land of paradox. The ancient home of the Hausa people, it has ties back to the oldest civilizations in West Africa. Muslim since at least the 12th century, the region remained largely self-administered during the era of British colonialism, and never significantly adapted Christiani ...…
 
Summer is always the most active season for African and diaspora touring artists. We’ll clue you in to what we think are the best. So wherever you are, enjoy the fun fun fun free open-air concerts at Central Park SummerStage, Celebrate Brooklyn, Nuits d’Afrique in Montreal, Concert of Colors in Detroit, Grand Performances in L.A. and more. Arti ...…
 
Cape Verde, land of the the playful coladeira, the entrancing batuque, the high-energy funaná, and of course the sensual morna that Cesaria Évora helped bring to the world. At the intersection of Africa, Europe, and the Americas, Cape Verde's creole identity is reflected in the richness of its musical output, one which continues to uphold tradi ...…
 
Much has been made of Mexico’s rich Spanish and indigenous heritage, but until recently, there’s been little talk of Mexico’s so-called “third root”: Africa. Africans came to Mexico with the Spanish as soldiers and slaves – so many that by 1810, the black population of Mexico was equal to that of the United States. Today, African heritage persi ...…
 
Jacaranda FM — Iconic South African artist Brenda Fassie, often referred to as the Madonna of the Townships, died on the 9th of May 20004. MaBrrr, as she is affectionately known buy her fans, was an anti-apartheid Afro-pop singer, with a bold stage personality and a reputation for courageousness. Her son Bongani Fassie told Jacaranda FM News th ...…
 
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Out of the Box CD of the Week with Paul Shugrue
 
"Tajmo" is the first collaboration by two venerable blues artists, a collection of blues, afro-pop, soul and folk that can’t help but inspire smiles all around.
 
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Afropop Worldwide
 
The massive Niger River Delta is a fantastically rich cultural region and ecosystem. Unfortunately, it has been laid low by the brutal Biafran War (1967-70) and by decades of destructive and mismanaged oil exploration. This program offers a portrait of the region in two stories. First, we chronicle the Biafran War through the timeless highlife ...…
 
Since the 1960s in Jamaica, iconic figures such as Bob Marley have gathered in backyards to write reggae anthems that conquered world charts. The yard remains a cornerstone in Jamaican culture. Musicians withdraw from the violence of the city to create and play songs in their yards. In Jamaican patois, “my yard” means “my home,” and many songs, ...…
 
Live from Brooklyn, it’s Afropop Worldwide! In collaboration with Brooklyn Internet radio station Stewart Avenue, Afropop invited New York-based artists from Africa and the diaspora to our office for a unique live broadcast on Sat., Feb. 11. In case you missed it, we have highlights from the six-hour broadcast which featured interviews with sin ...…
 
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Afropop Worldwide
 
This Hip Deep episode presents the stunning radio premiere of “Oh, David,” the traditional song of the annual Easter Rock in Winnsboro, Louisiana. The Easter Rock is in fact a surviving ringshout—the oldest known form of African American music—but it’s about 600 miles west of the ringshout’s heartland in Georgia. It’s located across the Mississ ...…
 
DUE TO SOUNDCLOUD'S COPYRIGHT INFRIGEMENT RULES, I CAN'T HAVE THE FULL MIX HERE..PLEASE FOLLOW ME ON MIXCLOUD.COM/DJDEEMONEY TO LISTEN TO THE FULL MIX.Chicago’s #1 Best International Day Party Experience (EVERYONE FREE TILL 3:30pm)EVERYONE FREE TILL 3:30pm WITH RSVPDate: Saturday, April 15th, 2016Door Open: 2pm – 6pmEARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGLY SUGGE ...…
 
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No Wahala with Tune Day + Bawo
 
In Episode 11, entitled "Fizz Your Problem", Tune, Bawo and Becky are joined by their Ghanaian princess, Aliana. The team thankfully found Becky again, and shared new stories that include #Trump, Kendall Jenner's Pepsi Ad Fiasco, their favorite nostalgic TV shows and more #Afropop artist comparisons! Also, enjoy new music featured in this episo ...…
 
The music being made in Puerto Rico before and during the salsa years had its own sabor, even while the salsa boom was exploding out of New York. We talk to three of Puerto Rico’s all-time most important bandleaders: Rafael Ithier, founder of El Gran Combo; Quique Lucca, founder of Sonora Ponceña; and Willie Rosario, and hear key tracks from th ...…
 
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