Dedicated to music from Africa and the African Diaspora, Afropop Worldwide is hosted by one of Africa’s best-loved broadcast personalities, Georges Collinet. It's produced by Sean Barlow and distributed by PRI Public Radio International to over 115 stations in the U.S., as well as stations in Europe and Africa.
Our vision is to increase the profile of African and African Diaspora music worldwide, and to see that benefits from this increased profile go back to artists, music industry professionals, and the countries that produce the music.
The show takes listeners to dynamic music capitals such as Dakar, Senegal; Johannesburg, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Havana, Cuba; Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; New York and Paris. Listeners meet the leading stars as well as emerging artists. Live concert recordings of world-class artists like Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cesaria Evora, Gilberto Gil, Baaba Maal, Kanda Bongo Man, and others are featured on the program.
Afropop is still the standard for both the curious and the connoisseur. It's produced by World Music Productions, a Brooklyn-based, non-profit organization.