'Afropop Worldwide' travels to Brazil
'Afropop Worldwide' celebrates the 50th anniversary of bossa nova by profiling the creators of the genre as well as those continuing this musical tradition.
'Afropop Worldwide' goes to Rio, Salvador de Bahia, Recife and Sao Paulo to visit with some of the greats--Gilberto Gil, Joao Bosco, Gal Costa, and others. Brazil is exceptional in how new generations of artists incorporate the work of their elders and at the same time add their own flavor for exhilarating results. We'll enjoy the conversation between Luis Gonzaga and the roots revivalists such as Chico Science in Recife and then hear the latest from Carnaval 2008. And in this year that marks the 50th anniversary of bossa nova, we'll hear some of the masters as well as leading artists in the bossa revival movement.
Hosted by Georges Collinet from Cameroon and produced by Sean Barlow for World Music Productions, "Afropop Worldwide" draws on an unprecedented array of reporters, artists, and cultural guides. "Afropop Worldwide" is America's first and longest-lived weekly program on the music of Africa and the African Diaspora.