Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

  • 2008
  • 10 Seasons
  • 7.2  (5)

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
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Between 2 Shores
3. Between 2 Shores
January 29, 2018
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.
Short Program: Lonnie Holley, Kojo and He Who Dances on Wood
2. Short Program: Lonnie Holley, Kojo and He Who Dances on Wood
January 22, 2018
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.
Black Panther Woman
1. Black Panther Woman
January 15, 2018
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.
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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 series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on June 1, 2008.

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 Vudu and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    June 1, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (5)