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  • November 25, 2015

    Congo-Goma: Music, Conflict and NGOs

    In the city of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, far from the rumba-soaked night life of the capital, Kinshasa, an artistic renaissance is going on. After two decades of devastating factional wars, ongoing mineral profiteering, a volcanic eruption, … Read more »

  • November 19, 2015

    Inside the Nile Project

    The Nile Project is an ambitious and imaginative attempt to bring about better stewardship of one of the world’s longest rivers by fostering collaboration among artists from the 11 countries the river traverses. It’s an endeavor that spans the Muslim … Read more »

  • November 12, 2015

    African Sounds of the Indian Subcontinent

    In this Hip Deep program, Afropop explores musical connections between Africa and India. First up is the story of the Afro-Indian Sidi community. In the 13th century, Africans arrived in India as soldiers in the armies of Muslim conquerors. Some … Read more »

  • November 5, 2015

    Afro-Tech: Stories of Synths in African Music

    Technology is one of the great drivers of musical change, and often one of its least understood. In this episode, we will explore the synthesizer, looking closely at the history of this ubiquitous (and often debated) piece of musical technology, … Read more »

  • October 29, 2015

    Afropop Live 2015

    It’s our annual roundup of live recordings Afropop Worldwide has made in the past year. This program includes highlights from the 29th Nuits d’Afrique festival in Montreal, including a performance by Cuba’s Los Van Van. We’ll also hear a selection … Read more »

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