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Multidimensional Faizal Mostrixx to drop Transitions EP
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Multidimensional Faizal Mostrixx to drop Transitions EP

Afrofuturist Ugandan griot, Faizal Mostrixx, continues his avant-garde, multi-sensory disciplines on latest EP, Transitions, to be released on Glitterbeat Records. Faizall Mostrixx has been behind some of East Africa’s hottest electronica and counter-cultural rhythms for […]

5 albums to discover this week
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5 albums to discover this week

This week, Phelimuncasi stings like a bee, Obongjayar reflects deep, Bachir Attar leads a Jajouka trance, Kendrick Lamar makes his return and Groundation give a reggae staple.

Love, Damini: Burna Boy’s highly anticipated album
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Love, Damini: Burna Boy’s highly anticipated album

Nigerian star Burna Boy unveils a new single “Last last” and teases the release of a new album Love Damini, from which this new track is taken. Burna Boy has been quite in demand lately, […]

Dengue Dengue Dengue and Prisma unite on new EP Pliegues
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Dengue Dengue Dengue and Prisma unite on new EP Pliegues

Peruvian duo Dengue Dengue Dengue joins forces once again with Argentinian producer Prisma in a five-track EP entitled Pliegues via TraTraTrax.  The Quarantine was a source of inspiration for many artists who took this time […]

Kirani Ayat shows off Hausa wrestling in “Sarki”
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Kirani Ayat shows off Hausa wrestling in "Sarki"

The Ghanaian songwriter gives visuals to his single “Sarki” featuring the Dambe, a combat sport popular in the Hausa community dating back to the 10th century, matched with Kirani’s heavy bars. Kirani Ayat is a […]

Pan African Rap: NSG, Vybz Kartel & Didine Canon 16
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Pan African Rap: NSG, Vybz Kartel & Didine Canon 16

Each week in our Pan African Rap playlist, discover the latest and greatest rap from across the African continent and its diaspora.

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PAM Club: the “lomwe beats” of DJ Kainga
PAM Club: the "lomwe beats" of DJ Kainga

DJ Kainga decorates the PAM Club with his synthetic and watered-down music in a mix as atypical as it is artisanal, reflecting the popular sounds of rural Malawi.   Originally from Zomba, the former capital […]

PAM Club: Nothing but music by DANYKAS DJ
PAM Club : Nothing but music by DANYKAS DJ

Key figure of the afro-house scene, Portuguese DANYKAS DJ joins the ranks of the PAM Club’s series with an exclusive set that oozes with love!

Portugal
PAM Club: Chabela lets go!
PAM Club: Chabela lets go!

The Ivorian Chabela shares her love for electro-traditional fusions in a set calibrated for the dancefloors of sunny festivals. In Abidjan and across Africa, Isabelle aka Chabela is known for her role as director of […]

Côte d’Ivoire
PAM Club : Leo PaLayeng’s AcholitroMix
PAM Club : Leo PaLayeng's AcholitroMix

Pioneer of the acholitronix movement, the rare Leo PaLayeng honors us with his presence in PAM Club with a crazy mix that galvanizes Ugandan popular music.  From northern Uganda to southern Sudan, Acholi music is […]

Uganda
PAM Club: Summer Bounce by Nicky Summers
PAM Club: Summer Bounce by Nicky Summers

The London princess of amapiano opens a parenthesis between two residences to concoct an elegant PAM Club translating her love for South African house! Born in London to Jamaican parents, Nicky Summers was exposed to […]

United Kingdom
PAM Club: Cedric Woo’s psychedelic Africa
PAM Club: Cedric Woo's psychedelic Africa

Le DJ et curateur français installé à Londres nous propose une visite guidée dans sa collection de vinyles caribéens et panafricains. Un PAM Club cosmique de près de trois heures ! Depuis 2005, Cédric Lassonde aka […]

France
HISTORY
Miriam Makeba, and the fight goes on
Profiles
Miriam Makeba, and the fight goes on

90 years ago, the South African singer, who was to become “Mama Africa”, a Pan-African heroine, was born. The life of a woman who thought that the fight should never end.

Mandela, a hero of many songs
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Mandela, a hero of many songs

Thirty-one years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of the Victor Verster prison, where he had spent the last years of his detention, finally appearing before the eyes of the world. He was free, at last. […]

Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 activists
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Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 activists

While Black History Month is all year round for us at PAM, we’re going to celebrate this February and publish a number of special articles. Here we have an annotated playlist made up of 5 songs from 5 historic activists.

Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 historic leaders
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Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 historic leaders

While Black History Month is all year round for us at PAM, we’re going to celebrate this February and publish a number of special articles. Here we have an annotated playlist made up of 5 songs from 5 historic African leaders.

Mahotella Queens, the crown jewels of mbaqanga
History
Mahotella Queens, the crown jewels of mbaqanga

With a career spanning over fifty years, the Mahotella Queens brought mbaqanga music to a global audience, balancing an urban identity with traditional cultural practices.

Cesária Évora: ten years later, memories of a journey
History
Cesária Évora: ten years later, memories of a journey

10 years after her passing, PAM remembers the diva along with her loved ones, exploring the mark her bare feet left on the world. 

The story of Salif Keita’s Soro
History
The story of Salif Keita’s Soro

In celebration of Salif Keita’s seminal album, Soro, via a conversation with it’s producer François Bréant.

African Guitar Heroes
Feature
African Guitar Heroes

Let’s take a few tours and detours all over the continent to discover some of its guitar masters. To hear them at their best you often have to wait until the 1st verse or chorus is over; wait for the song to bloom and for the guitarist to rise.

Haile Selassie I: Machiavellian ruler, hero of pan-Africanism
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Haile Selassie I: Machiavellian ruler, hero of pan‑Africanism

Haile Selassie I, emperor of Ethiopia and pan-African instigator, created an apocryphal personality and reign that has resonated into the reggae Rastafari and Africa’s modern political backdrop.