1. Nigerian-German singer and songwriter Nneka performs “My Home” (from her album “Soul is Heavy”) live on Studio 360.

    Nneka’s music is a mixture of Afrobeat, hip-hop, R&B, and folk.

    “My Home” is about “the plight of Africa,” Nneka explained on Studio 360, “because of our selfish behavior, the selfishness of our corrupt political leaders, the selfishness of Western countries that come and exploit Africa.” But she believes “Nigerians are also beginning to take responsibility for themselves.” Nneka feels that the Occupy Nigera movement is a milestone, bringing together ordinary people from different tribes to talk about the country’s problems. “People are frustrated by keeping silent. We do not want to live that way anymore. And you can see that agitation in the eyes and the actions of the people.” More.

  2. It’s Public Radio Music Month, and artists and bands like Jack White, Shemeka Copeland, The Roots and nearly 100 others have signed a letter thanking public radio stations for taking chances, supporting artists, and playing music that we can’t hear anywhere else.
Through one-of-a-kind shows like Afropop, Echoes, Jazz After Hours, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Record Shelf and Riverwalk Jazz — stations bring world, contemporary, jazz, classical and other music genres to millions of listeners. PRI would like to thank both the shows and the stations for continuing to introduce us to all the wonderful music that inspires and brings us together.

    It’s Public Radio Music Month, and artists and bands like Jack White, Shemeka Copeland, The Roots and nearly 100 others have signed a letter thanking public radio stations for taking chances, supporting artists, and playing music that we can’t hear anywhere else.

    Through one-of-a-kind shows like Afropop, Echoes, Jazz After Hours, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Record Shelf and Riverwalk Jazz — stations bring world, contemporary, jazz, classical and other music genres to millions of listeners. PRI would like to thank both the shows and the stations for continuing to introduce us to all the wonderful music that inspires and brings us together.

  3. PRI’s global music show, “Afropop Worldwide,” just received the About.com 2012 Readers’ Choice Award for both Best World Music Radio Show and Best World Music Website!
"Afropop" has taken listeners and web fans to musical destinations around the world, such as Mali, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Cape Verde, both Congos, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Madagascar, Tanzania, Keyna, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, Peru, Mexico, Belize, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Jamaica, France, Portugal, Spain, the U.K., several American cities and more.
(Photo: “Afropop” host and producer Georges Collinet in the studio.)

    PRI’s global music show, “Afropop Worldwide,” just received the About.com 2012 Readers’ Choice Award for both Best World Music Radio Show and Best World Music Website!

    "Afropop" has taken listeners and web fans to musical destinations around the world, such as Mali, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Cape Verde, both Congos, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Madagascar, Tanzania, Keyna, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, Peru, Mexico, Belize, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Jamaica, France, Portugal, Spain, the U.K., several American cities and more.

    (Photo: “Afropop” host and producer Georges Collinet in the studio.)

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