We've been associated with this program almost from the beginning -- coming in, maybe a couple years after it first began, maybe? Vaquero's researched, written and produced many, many, many shows for the program, as well as providing other support.
[ Afropop Worldwide Returns to the New York City Airwaves Saturday Nights at 11 PM on Radio New York.
Brooklyn, NY (March 27, 2008) - Afropop Worldwide will make its broadcast debut on Radio New York (WNYE 91.5 FM) on Saturday March 29th at 11 p.m. Afropop Worldwide celebrates the music and stories of Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and of course the program’s hometown, New York City. The weekly serieswill bring New York listeners to dynamic capitals abroad, exclusive live concert recordings, interviews, and historically based programs on golden musical eras. Afropop Worldwide is hosted by international broadcast personality Georges Collinet from Cameroon and distributed by PRI Public Radio International to over 100 stations in the U.S.
Says Jon Pareles, Chief Popular Music Critic for The New York Times, “The music that Afropop Worldwide covers so well is a well spring of American and world culture, and no other organization I know does so well in helping it reach the listeners it deserves…The shows and the web site take scholarly care to communicate with a general audience, in a rare and welcome combination of depth and directness.”
“It is really exciting to add Afropop Worldwide to our new world and indie music schedule,” said Matthew Tollin, GM of Radio Operations for Radio New York. “This dynamic showcase of contemporary African music and culture is a perfect fit for Radio New York’s new diverse music programming.” ]
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