Experience the rich, musical sounds of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas in a lively blend of music, interviews, and stories. Host Georges Collinet brings you live music and conversations with some of the biggest names in world music, including Thomas Mapfumo and Youssou N’Dour. Each episode is a worldwide celebration of music with African roots. Produced by Sean Barlow for World Music Productions.

 

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Georges Collinet

Georges Collinet, a native of Cameroon in West Africa, is one of the best-known and best-loved broadcasters on the African continent. A warm, relaxed music enthusiast, Collinet worked with African musicians in Paris during the '70s and early '80s, supporting their efforts to retain African roots in their music and to develop a distinctive professional sound.