Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

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"Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange" is a series of short films that celebrates the cultural and historical growth that has occurred in Africa over the past generation. The films' purpose is to fuel a global conversation on the present-day realities and contemporary lifestyles of Africans, both living on the continent and those living elsewhere. The films cover the subjects of life, art and culture in areas with large African populations, including the Caribbean, Canada, South America and the United States.

Air Dates: 2008 - Present

Genres: Documentary

Network: PBS


  • Season 8, Ep. 5 : Shorts Program: My Africa Is & Native Son Jan 31, 2016

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    Game developers create African superheroes to inspire Kenyan youth; an engineer builds drones to combat Kenya's poaching problem; two punk rock bands in Nairobi.

  • Season 8, Ep. 4 : First Friday Jan 26, 2016

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    The murder of a teenager may jeopardize the future of First Fridays, a community gathering in downtown Oakland, Calif., on the first Friday of each month.

  • Season 8, Ep. 3 : Tchindas Jan 26, 2016

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    Tchinda sells coxinhas by day and runs a local bar in São Vicente, a small Cape Verdean island.

  • Season 8, Ep. 2 : Pan! Our Music Odyssey Jan 25, 2016

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    Hundreds of musicians from around the world converge on Trinidad to compete in the National Steelband Panorama.

  • Season 8, Ep. 1 : Days of Hope Jan 16, 2016

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    Three immigrant stories about the quest for a better life.

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