AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Previous Broadcasts

Shorts Program: My Africa Is & Native Sun (Episode #805H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

My Africa Is peers into the soul and spirit of Nairobi through three stories of innovation. Viewers will meet game developers who create African superheroes to inspire Kenyan youth; a self-taught engineer who builds drones as a solution to Kenya's poaching problem and trains youth in the technology to build human capacity; and two punk rock bands that are part of a growing rock scene in Nairobi. Along the way viewers will be introduced to the city, a restless and bustling metropolis with a musicality and energy that only locals can fathom. Meet the Africa that most don't know but which is the reality of millions..
Native Sun follows Mumin, a precocious young boy who makes the long trip to Accra from his home in Ghana's rural northern region. He leaves, having just experienced his mother's death. Her last words to him were a directive to find the father he has never met.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Tchindas (Episode #803H)

KQED 9: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Calm reigns in Sao Vicente, a small Cape Verdean island (off the West Coast of Africa) where most of the people have never moved away. In Mindelo we meet Tchinda, one of their most beloved women, especially after coming out as a transgender person in the local newspaper in 1998. Since then, her name has become the way local people call queer Cape Verdeans. Tchinda sells "coxinhas" by day and in the evening is responsible for security at her bar as music and grog, the famous local rum permeates every corner of the island.
In February the island evolves as thousands of people pack into the streets for Carnival. The previous days are hectic and the locals work together to make something beautiful out of nothing, they recycle everything they can to create a structure that will be every day more magic.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Pan! Our Music Odyssey (Episode #802H)

KQED 9: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Since the evolution of Pan - a musical instrument crafted from oil drums as early 1939 and perfected in the 1950s - steelbands have mushroomed in every corner of the planet. Each year, philharmonic orchestras of over 100 musicians come to Trinidad from all countries of the world to compete for the greatest Pan event: the Panaroma.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
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