As the 21st-century rolls on, more and more of the musical artists who are making a difference cannot be pinned down to any one national identity. Migration, intermarriage, and the hurly-burly of our globalized planet are creating new and growing generations of change-makers with hyphenated identities. In this program we hear from Ayo (Nigerian/Roma/German), Meklit Hadero (Ethiopian-American), Weedie Braimah (Ghanaian-American), La Dame Blanche (Cuban-French), Pascal Danai of the band Delgres (Guadeloupean-French) and others, as we sample the rich music and hear the stories, challenges, and triumphs of this fascinating new generation of global musical creators.
Afropop Worldwide can be heard Sunday nights at 9:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!
(Photo: Meklit Hadero – Courtesy of the artist)