“AfroPoP” series returning to U.S. public TV in January

The upcoming season of the independent film series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange will feature a documentary on influential Los Angeles band Fishbone (pictured), narrated by Laurence Fishburne.
November 14, 2011

The fourth season of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, a series of independent films spotlighting stories from diverse areas of the African diaspora, will premiere nationally in the U.S. on January 22 via the public television channel World.

The series, produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and co-presented by American Public Television (APT), will feature four films, kicking off with Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, which documents the history of legendary Los Angeles band Fishbone (pictured). Laurence Fishburne narrates.

Other films in the series include Burning in the Sun, which follows entrepreneur Daniel Dembélé as he returns to his homeland of Mali to start a business building and selling low-cost solar panels; Thomas Allen Harris’ That’s My Face, which follows Harris as he moves from the Bronx to Tanzania to Brazil to reconnect with his African ancestry; and Pascale Obolo’s Calypso Rose: Lioness of the Jungle, which tells the story of the calypso music pioneer.

“The fourth season of AfroPoP once again brings the Pan-African experience to American homes, opening our hearts and minds to incredible contemporary stories of people of African descent,” said Jacquie Jones, executive director of the NBPC.

For more information on the series, click here.

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