15 episodes

This is a weekly exhibition of contemporary African Music. We have designed our playlists from charts on the African Continent, conversations with African Radio Personalities, African artists, tastemakers, influencers, record executives, television personalities and various industry pundits. We seek to build a bridge of music arts and culture between Africa and the US. We're learning just like you! We are heard at Beach City Radio (beachcityradio.com), 99.1 KLBP-LPFM (KLBP.org), DC Radio 96.3HD4 (DCRadio.gov) and a host of other podcast platforms! email us at afropopradio@gmail.com and you can follow us on facebook, Instagram, and twitter... Enjoy!!

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This is a weekly exhibition of contemporary African Music. We have designed our playlists from charts on the African Continent, conversations with African Radio Personalities, African artists, tastemakers, influencers, record executives, television personalities and various industry pundits. We seek to build a bridge of music arts and culture between Africa and the US. We're learning just like you! We are heard at Beach City Radio (beachcityradio.com), 99.1 KLBP-LPFM (KLBP.org), DC Radio 96.3HD4 (DCRadio.gov) and a host of other podcast platforms! email us at afropopradio@gmail.com and you can follow us on facebook, Instagram, and twitter... Enjoy!!

    AfroPop Radio: Artist Spotlight: Kenya's Sauti Sol: Midnight Train

    AfroPop Radio: Artist Spotlight: Kenya's Sauti Sol: Midnight Train

    Yeah, its been a minute.. COVID19 got us scrambling around so we can produce content as we stay at home and not in our studio... But we are here.. So we begin our resurgence with an exceptional spotlight on the Kenyan Superband Sauti Sol. They've just released a new LP and we are featuring it here. Not only that, I go a chance to speak with the guys live from Nairobi.. so you can hear in thier own words, what the music is all about and even how they are feeling as they watch the winds of change and protests for social justice blow here in America... This one is a great episode!!

    • 1 hr
    AfroPop Radio - the Quarantine Edition

    AfroPop Radio - the Quarantine Edition

    Yeah.. we are locked in under stay at home orders in response to the Corona Virus pandemic. We took to our computer and produced a great episode for you. We produced a video version of Afropop Radio so that we coujld experiment but wanted to make sure we posted the audio as well. we took some lumps with audio quality but we did the bestwe could given the cirmcumstances.... enjoy this great show and we will continue to give you the best in contemporary frican music even thru this time. Stay safe!! peace and blessings.... in the meantime, you can see the video version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar3vr0JdD-c

    • 59 min
    AfroPop Radio: Davido, Asa, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Sidiki Diabate, Sona Jobarteh and more

    AfroPop Radio: Davido, Asa, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Sidiki Diabate, Sona Jobarteh and more

    This week, we find a great collaboration with Yemi Alade and Angelique Kidjo, plus we briefly examine to custom of Kora Players with the new generation of this griot centered tradition, This and more:

    Davido - Disturbance (Nigeria)
    Angelique Kidjo - Batonga (Benin)
    Asa - Fire on the Mountain (Nigeria/France)

    Burna Boy - Anybody (Nigeria)
    AfroSoul feat. Khuzani - Inkomo Yami (South Africa/Zulu Kingdom)
    Tiwa Savage - Attention (Nigeria)

    Oumou Sangara - Minata Waraba (Mali/Wassalou)
    FM Laeti feat. Fatoumata Diawara - Coco (Guadaloupe/Mali)
    Sidiki Diabate - Fais Moi Cofiance (Mali)
    Sona Jobarteh - Jarabi (Gambia)

    Yemi Alade feat. Angelique Kidjo - Shekere (Nigeria/Benin)
    Pozi - Beautiful Girl (Kenya)
    Zami Mdingi - Ithonga Lam (South Africa)
    Yemi Alade feat. Sauti Sol - Africa (Nigeria/Kenya)

    • 1 hr
    AfroPop Radio: Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo, Tiwa Savage, Kobe Bryant, Reekado Banks

    AfroPop Radio: Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo, Tiwa Savage, Kobe Bryant, Reekado Banks

    This episode of AfroPop Radio is jam packed with great music from Africa's top stars... We will hear from the Grammy Nominated Burna Boy... And check in on the chatter that he lost the Grammy to African Music legend Angelique Kidjo who promptly dedicated her Grammy to him... The world is reeling at the news that NBA Superstar legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a tragic helicopter crash along with his Daughter Gianna and 7 others... We examine the impact Kobe BRyant had on the African Continent. As always the best music!!!!!

    • 1 hr
    AfroPop Radio remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    AfroPop Radio remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    As the world pauses to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., AfroPop Radio examines the juxtaposition of the fight for freedom and equality through some rarely heard speeches delivered by Dr. King. Here, he considers the African plight. He contrasts the Black American Struggle with those fighting for independence across the diaspora particularly after he attends the independence celebration of Ghana. He also expresses and suggests an action that Britain and the US should take as a protest against apartheid South Africa. Dr. King was definitely conscious about shat was happening on the Continent.

    Alsarah and the Nubatones - Ya Watan (Sudan)
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth of a New Nation, April 7 1957
    Davido, Tiwa Savage, Sarkodie, Lola Rae - Africa Rising (Nigeria, Ghana,)
    Burna Boy - Another Story (Nigeria)
    Miriam Makeba - Soweto Blues (South Africa)
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - Speaks on South Africa (City Temple Hall, London, UK, on Dec. 7, 1964)
    Thandiswa Mazwai - Jikijela (South Africa)
    Femi Kuti - Politics Na Big business (Nigeria)
    Yemi Alade ft. Sauti Sol - Africa(Nigeria, Kenya)
    Newen afroBeat ft. Seun Kuti - Opposite People (Chile, Nigeria, Senegal)
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., - I've Been to the Mountaintop (Mason Temple, Memphis, TN April3 1968)
    Herbie Hancock, India Arie, Seal, Pink, Fatoumata Diawara, Oumou Sangare - Imagine (USA, United Kingdom, Mali)

    • 1 hr
    Merry Christmas from AfroPop Radio!

    Merry Christmas from AfroPop Radio!

    It's the Holiday season and what would AfroPop Radio be if we didnt give you a taste of Christmas music from the continent..... Happy holidays to you and yours.....

    • 1 hr

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