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  • program April 4, 2014

    Beneath the Music: An African History of Bass

    This week, Afropop celebrates one of the true unsung heroes of African music: the bass. Join us as we slap, pop and thump our way across the African diaspora with our ears tuned to those fat sounds beneath the music … Read more »

  • feature April 3, 2014

    Beneath the Music: Featured Artists

    In this week’s episode of Afropop Worldwide, “Beneath the Music: An Afropop History of Bass”, we pay tribute to the great bassists in African music history. Although often under-appreciated, bassists in Africa have taken the instrument to exciting new places and … Read more »

  • video March 25, 2014

    Hip Deep Mexico Tumblr

    Want to see more photo and video brought back from our producers journey to (and through) Afro-Mexico? Well, you are in luck, because they’ve arranged their materials in a killer Tumblr page, made exclusively to chronicle their trip. Check it … Read more »

  • program November 21, 2013


    One of the beautiful things about musical life in Latin America is that the classic dance music sounds never die. Even as youth-oriented genres like reggaeton and tribal get into the mix, people of all generations continue to get down … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 23, 2013

    La Bamba: The Afro-Mexican Story

    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 … Read more »

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