Ghana Freedom (1/5) | Ghana, the first sub-Saharan African nation to gain independence, was like a guiding star for those dreaming of freedom.
64 years ago Gold Coast won its freedom and became Ghana. We look back on the music surrounding this event, a glimpse of independence for the whole continent.
On 2nd March a collaborator of Bob Marley’s since the start and co-founder of the Wailers, passed away. He went on to have a long solo career, remaining fiercely independent and loyal to Rasta. Pam pays tribute.
From Rema to Kizz Daniel, Nigerian artists know a hot trend when they see one, and have a special way of making it their own.
Since 2000 the shadow-dwelling DJ Satelite has been shaping the kuduro and afro house of tomorrow. While the compilation Seres Produções 200 was being released, PAM spoke with the Angolan DJ and producer for whom recognition has come late, despite his always being ahead of the curve.
NBA star Serge Ibaka joins forces with French rapper Ninho on “Champion,” a track born from success. Their words read like a slogan: “To live and die like a champion – the others didn’t even […]
Aziz Sahmaoui and the University of Gnawa will play a live greatest hits set for the group’s tenth anniversary, at 7pm tonight, on PAM’s Facebook page. A transcendental universe of music awaits! Aziz Sahmaoui and […]
After the release of Where Future Unfolds last December, the super collective has announced NOW, an album that will be released on International Anthem.
PAM unveils the London duo’s exclusive remix of “Tanto Tiempo,” which was produced by Adam Scrimshire and the group Penya. Known in London as a purveyor of party vibes, the duo Village Cuts continues their […]
The label Matsuli Music is re-releasing two classic albums from psychedelic South African afro-rock: Rufaro and Harari. Recorded by the Rashid Vally’s independent label, As-Shams, these two records plunge us into the rich past of psychedelic […]
The South African musician has announced a Youtube broadcast of his Caves of Clarens show, on February 24. It is a fascinating twenty-five minute performance that was filmed in one of the most amazing caves […]
A Venezuelan living in Miami, Venezonix champions Afro-Venezuelan music in promising debut EP. Meet the artist.
Mr Eazi is back with a new persona, building a bridge between the music and entrepreneurship on his new EP, while laying the groundwork for African creatives for generations to come. Meet the man, musician, and mogul.
Nina Simone’s song became Aretha Franklin’s hit. It’s many covers attest to how much it has spoken and continues to speak to black artists from the US and elsewhere.
A Lagos native, Zlatan came up with nothing and now seems to have everything. Zlatan recounts his come-up from street boy to Burna Boy collaborator in our exclusive interview.
This year in Port Of Spain, J’ouvert morning won’t dawn. On September 28th 2020, Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley confirmed that due to the continuing global pandemic the carnival of carnivals is cancelled, a privation also to befall Rio De Janeiro and New Orleans where the pre-lent bacchanal will likewise be missing in 2021.
Despite being an inspiration for Chuck Berry and Elvis, this gospel singer and virtuoso guitarist was left almost totally absent from the history books before a recent revival that is finally beginning to do her justice, almost 40 years after her death.
During Black History Month, PAM looks back at landmark works of American black music that are enmeshed in the country’s history. Today, the album Roots, Curtis Mayfield’s fine tuning of his allegiance to Black Power.
Amha Eshèté was Ethiopia’s first independent record producer. It is to him that we owe the first recordings (and the following two hundred) of the golden age of Ethiopian music, later resurrected by the famous Éthiopiques series. He confesses it all to PAM in full detail (Part one).
PAM met the founder of the group Urban Village, a guitarist and art researcher born in Soweto. In a few vinyls, he retraces a slice of South African music history (60-80s), all the way from their village to Soweto, the great cultural shaker.
We celebrate Suriname’s 45th year of Independence, recounting the story of the rich Pan-African origins of Surinamese music shaped in the hearth of political turmoil.
On October 2, 1958, Guinea became independent. Ten years later, the country paid tribute to the towering figure of Samory Touré, a hero of the anti-colonial struggle, in a masterful work, crafted by the Bembeya Jazz National.
On October 2, 1979, Bob Marley & The Wailers released Survival. A Pan-Africanist work like never seen before, which included the seminal hit “Zimbabwe”.
Whatever its shape, the flute stands firmly rooted in most African music. This is an insight into the role of the instrument, with a focus on the musicians who made it famous and those who place it in the spotlight today.
Franco, Tabu Ley, Makeba, Abeti… they all were recorded during these three crazy nights that announced the famous Ali vs Foreman boxing fight. Back to Kinshasa, Zaire, 1974.
In the second and final part of our introduction to Moorish music, PAM takes a look at how the Moorish sound evolved from the days of colonization.