World Compass

Funnyman Wyatt Cenac is taking on a new role this January, hosting the latest season of public TV channel World's AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange. Each AfroPoP episode showcases an independent film centered around the intriguing tales of the Diaspora and African culture.

AfroPoP's upcoming films range from a documentary on the pioneering 1980s alternative-rock group Fishbone to one filmmaker's introspective journey through Brazil. AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange airs every Sunday on the 24-hour public documentary channel World.

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