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Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Season 12

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Season 12, Episode 01 My Friend Fela and Birth of Afrobeat

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Jan 19, 2020
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My Friend Fela and Birth of Afrobeat Jan 19, 2020 A new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, MY FRIEND FELA is told through conversations with his close friend and official biographer, African-Cuban Carlos Moore. The accompanying live-action animated short, BIRTH OF AFROBEAT, tells how Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and his partner Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat genre.

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Season 12, Episode 02 Amina

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Feb 9, 2020
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Amina Feb 9, 2020 AMINA follows the journey of an African immigrant woman living in Istanbul and Turkey, and the cultural challenges she faces as she pursues her dreams.

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Season 12, Episode 03 Daddy and the Warlord

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Feb 9, 2020
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Daddy and the Warlord Feb 9, 2020 DADDY AND THE WARLORD follows a daughter's captivating quest to understand why her father collaborated with three corrupt government leaders in Liberia and the infamous war criminal Charles Taylor.

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Season 12, Episode 04 Gilda Brasileiro: Against Oblivion

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Feb 16, 2020
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Gilda Brasileiro: Against Oblivion Feb 16, 2020 GILDA BRASILEIRO tells the story of one woman's fight to expose the history of an illegal 19th century slave-trading post in the Brazilian rainforest, where hundreds of thousands of Africans were enslaved.

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Season 12, Episode 05 Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela and Spit on the Broom

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Feb 16, 2020
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Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela and Spit on the Broom Feb 16, 2020 TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA tells an intimate tale about an African-American family, the anti-apartheid movement, and the quest for reconciliation between a father and son. The accompanying experimental short SPIT ON THE BROOM highlights The United Order of Tents, a secret organization of black women founded during the height of the Underground Railroad.

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