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This series takes a look at pop music that is inspired by the sounds of traditional African music. The viewer will get to hear pop songs made over with African instruments. This style of music fuses the western world with the culture of Africa. Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on June 1, 2008. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is available for streaming on the WORLD website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange on demand at PBS Vudu, PBS online.

Mondays 8:00 PM et/pt on WORLD
10 Seasons, 40 Episodes
June 1, 2008
Documentary & Biography
7.2/10
Cast: Yaya DaCosta As Herself Anthony Mackie As Himself Gabourey Sidibe As Herself Wyatt Cenac As Himself Anika Noni Rose As Herself Idris Elba As Himself
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  • Johanna and Cristina, natives of the Dominican Republic, left their homeland in search of better lives in Guadeloupe. Although both found greater opportunities, they were forced to leave their children behind. "Between 2 Shores" offers a poignant look at the lengths families will go to stay together and the daily battles faced by many immigrants.

  • An AfroPoP shorts program featuring an intimate portrait of a self-taught African-American visual artist and musical performer of Lonnie Holley from Birmingham, Alabama; the incredible story of Kojo, a twelve-year-old drumming prodigy; and follow the daily journey of Fred Nelson to find the secret joy and beauty of life in an old piece of wood.

  • Details the journey of Marlene Cummins, a member of the Australian Black Panther Party, and the fascinating yet little-known story of the indigenous Australian struggle for equality. Marlene also details her own struggle with addiction, the refuge she found in the arts, and her own quest to fight for women’s rights within the Black Panther Party.

  • This episode explores homophobia in Jamaican society.

  • A unique and profound documentary, The episode profiles African American performing artists Sanford Biggers and Wangechi Mutu, two of the most outspoken visual artists of our time. Spanning the artistic gamut from interdisciplinary to photography and performance, their keen reflections on the world are at once startling and insightful.

  • A gripping story of Eritrean refugees and their horrendous struggle to get to Jerusalem. The episode follows Meron Estefanos, an Eritrean journalist-activist who runs an online radio program on which she talks to hostages tortured in Bedouin camps as well as their family members raising money for their release.

  • One woman's story of hope and renewal. Told through the eyes of an increasingly empowered young heroine, the episode is a powerful and moving portrait of an unconventional family and community, set against the backdrop of the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia.

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