Join Afropop’s Kickstarter Campaign to Research Music In the island of Madagascar
For 26 years, Afropop Worldwide—the award-winning weekly radio program distributed by PRI Public Radio International to over 100 stations in the US—has taken radio listeners and web fans to some of the world’s most exciting
For 26 years, Afropop Worldwide—the award-winning weekly radio program distributed by PRI Public Radio International to over 100 stations in the US—has taken radio listeners and web fans to some of the world’s most exciting cultural destinations: Egypt, both Congos, Senegal, Mali, Angola, Morocco, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Colombia…and now, Afropop is going somewhere that few music journalists ever go: Madagascar. But they need your help to make it possible.
Since 2004, Afropop Worldwide has produced a unique set of Hip Deep radio documentaries, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Hip Deep programs use music to explore important chapters of history, from slavery and colonialism, to diaspora communities and the rise of today’s hip hop generation. Hip Deep in Madagascar extends the reach of this ground-breaking initiative both geographically and thematically. It will also make extensive use of original fieldwork by the Afropop team, a recent emphasis in the Hip Deep program series.
Hip Deep in Madagascar follows Afropop’s two highly successful Kickstarter projects in Egypt (2011) and Ghana (2013), both of which surpassed their financial goals, and resulted in groundbreaking work. With your help, they will do it again!