We here at Afropop are extremely excited and incredibly proud to announce that we have been honored with this year’s Institutional Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting and electronic media. The award reflects Afropop’s 26 years of hard work across a variety of media–and we couldn’t be happier to receive it. This is from the official Peabody press release:
“Twenty-six seasons old and counting, “Afropop” is a weekly, hour-long program and website (afropop.org) that celebrates and explains the contemporary musical cultures of Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas and the Middle East. With Georges Collinet as host, it not only broadcasts a wide selection of music; it brings the cultures from which the music springs to life with aural ambience and interviews collected in Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam, Havana, New York, Rio, San Juan, Dakar, and beyond. It has introduced its listeners to world-class artists such as Cesaria Evora, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas and Ali Farka Toure and many others. Produced by World Music Productions and distributed to U.S. public-radio stations by Public Radio International, “Afropop Worldwide” is at once a dance party and master class. It’s got a great beat, and you can learn from it.”
We’ll have more soon. But for now, a big thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. You made this possible!