World music. Music--Africa. Popular music--Africa.
Afropop.org is the companion website for the acclaimed public radio series Afropop Worldwide, which has been connecting Americans to Africa and the world for more than 22 years. Afropop’s peerless network of researchers, writers, field recorders, photographers, videographers, audio engineers, producers, bloggers and on-air personalities has worked tirelessly to expose and promote what we consider the most exciting music of the past quarter-century. Since 2004, Afropop’s elite set of Hip Deep radio programs has gone a step further, using this exhilarating music to explore important chapters of history, from slavery and colonialism, to diaspora communities and the rise of today’s hip hop generation. At Afropop, we believe that music is not only food for the soul, but a lens that helps us better understand our world and ourselves. Music is knowledge. Music is life. And the way we see it, African music lies at the heart of everything! (from the website)