AFROPOP goes Latinopop.

Author:Goethals, Henry
Position:National Public Radio program

Starting in January, National Public Radio's popular AFROPOP program will become AFROPOP WORLDWIDE and will present 52 weeks of get-up-and-dance music from Africa, the Caribbean and South America. The series of weekly, one-hour programs will be hosted by Georges Collinet, the African-born, French-educated host of AFROPOP, now a resident of Washington, D.C.

Using 24-track live recordings of some of the world's top musicians, host Collinet will take his listeners on a tour of the musical scene in Paris, London and New York, to carnival festivities in Trinidad and Brazil and on a journey to the musical cultures of Burkina Faso and Niger in the African Sahel.

Kicking off his Latin American musical treats on January 13, Collinet presented "Gilberto Gil, Live in London," featuring the Brazilian musician leading his band through sets of sambas, reggae, funk and acoustic music. On January 25, "Reggae Gone Global" will feature Ziggy Marley...

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