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  • blog July 20, 2017

    “Making Farming Cool!” Podcast Series with IGD

    Afropop Worldwide has teamed up with the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) to produce the Making Farming Cool! podcast series. Through vibrant African music and compelling interviews, the podcasts aim to inspire and inform African young people to pursue careers and entrepreneurship in … Read more »

  • program July 6, 2017

    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 »

  • review June 29, 2017

    Isbethelo seGqom

    Gqom is tribal house music for those who prefer to hear influences from their Zulu ancestors, not a sample pack they found on the Internet. If there was any doubt, we can start with the genre name itself, gqom, which … Read more »

  • blog June 29, 2017

    Pride Month Playlist: Listening to Queer and Trans Artists Across the African Planet

    During LGBT Pride Month, Afropop has been celebrating queer and trans musicians throughout the African diaspora. This year, we’ve put together a playlist of some of the hottest and most influential artists who show us what it really means to … Read more »

  • program June 15, 2017

    African Music at the Crossroads

    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 … Read more »

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