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Afropop: The Pulse of a Continent’s Musical Legacy

Our friends and colleagues at the Peabody Award-winning public program Afropop Worldwide and are celebrating their 35th anniversary with an Afropop Dance Party on Friday, November 10th at the renowned, worldly night club SOB’s in New York City. Featured will be a performance by Congolese soukous legend Samba Mapangala and the Soukous Stars. Also featured is an exhibition of contemporary Congolese art. Afropop Worldwide continues its ground-breaking work of presenting the music and stories of artists from Africa and the diaspora. Public radio’s Afropop Worldwide earned its journalistic stripes by being the first U.S. nationally distributed broadcast platform for African music. Their programs continue to present rich, multi-generational context to the music as a prism for artists to address today’s critical issues that define our collective futures including women’s empowerment in the African and diaspora creative industries, governance, climate change and more.