A deep and soulful journey into the heart of Ghana’s indigenous highlife music. The 72-year-old “Golden Voice of Africa” Pat Thomas, Ghanaians producers Kwame Yeboah and Ben Abarbanel-Wolff from the Kwashibu Area Band announced the release of their sophomore […]
Brian Bamanya aka Afrorack built Africa’s first DIY modular synthesizer, in Uganda: he foresees that the next revolution in electronic music will take place in Africa. Brian Bamanya radiates pride. A few days after […]
Publishing the pentatonic piano music of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, the maestro in the monastery whose biography is as extraordinary as her music.
Musicians have always travelled. Willy N’for had all the necessary ingredients to want to travel, a troubled past, a complicated life, dexterity with the bass guitar, and an appetite for travelling on the interstellar grooves of funk, with dreams of jamming with giants.
Little was known until recently of the futuristic sound emerging from the ghettos of Dar es-Salaam, which now is exporting itself to dance floors across the globe. Ten years on from its conception, singeli has […]
The label Wald Level Records embellishes its young catalog with a beautiful third single. PAM invites you to dive into the universe of Blaqface with his new track “THC”. Originally from Goma, DRC, Makombe Samuel […]
The women-only orchestra unveils a new music video entitled “Le Mariage Forcé” which, true to the band’s values, denounces marriages forced upon young African women. In 2016, Beninese musician André Balaguemon put together a band […]
The Maghreban connects with his melancholic self in Connection, from his upcoming sophomore album released under a new moniker. Watch the psychedelic visuals of new single “Waiting” out now. In a past life, he was Dr Zygote, member of the hip-hop […]
Lisbon-based artist Zengxrl is warming up for the Summer Dock festival, skilfully juggling between the genres she loves through a flamboyant PAM club infused with contagious energy! Based in Lisbon, the DJ of Angolese descent […]
Bongo Joe Records hosts Afro-colombian outfit Pixvae and creole group Ti’Kaniki to team up as An’Pagay to produce their first album, Somin Tegor. Fusing festive Afro-Colombian currulao with the warm Creole tunes of maloya allowed […]
From Cairo to Kampala, L’île Maurice to Paris the official lineup for the Parisian edition of the Nyege Nyege Festival is finally here. Dive into the sounds, and get your tickets here!
The Kyf! project is an augmented show that explores the African continent and its instruments. It’s three actors invite us to listen to their PAM Club, a reflection on their memories and influences. The Kyf! […]
A tireless digger, the passionate Mixanthrope is a PAM Club guest with an atypical set focused on the rhythmic signatures of contemporary African pop. Born in France and based in Berlin since 2017, Boris […]
If the Parisian nights are agitated, it is partly thanks to Muevelo. The trio expert in Afro-Latin beats stops at the PAM Club station to deliver a set in the image of their events: caliente! […]
After co-founders Noia and Torres, it’s Xico’s turn, another member of the XXIII family, to showcase his borderless and filterless vision of club music. This major actor of Porto global beats scene delivers a riveting […]
Closely linked to the Nyege Nyege crew, the French-Ghanean producer Pö joins the ranks of the PAM Club series by going deep underground to deliver an electronic unhinged DJ set. Producer, actress, singer, DJ and […]
Kenyan experimental producer EchoE calls upon his childhood memories by delivering a mix of his influences. A PAM Club placed under the sign of the East African rhumba! At the beginning of the year, we […]
The young Nigerian trap star speaks with PAM about his sudden come-up and the inspiration and vision that imposed his foreign sound onto the local landscape.
With a new album in production and prepping to play their first European show in over two years at Trace Made In Africa – Kes spoke to PAM between rehearsals in Trinidad.
In August 1970, Franco’s younger brother, Bavon Marie-Marie, passed away under tragic circumstances. As an epitaph, the Grand Master paid tribute with one of his most beautiful songs, “Kinsiona” (Sorrow).
The drum gives rhythm to the many pan-African musics that are the soundtrack to dancefloors and discotheques, sacred spaces and ceremonies. Listen in on the djembe, tama, bendir and ngalabi alongside their musical cousins to explore the beat under Africa’s feet.
PAM meets Menzi at the 2021 Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht. A gqom pioneer and Durban native, Menzi is empowering the dance music cultural underground with his dark and energetic mixes.
In Mali, her home country, she is busy with a project to create an institute ; she recorded her new album Timbuktu in the United States ; and she has recently become an actress in a film shot in France. Oumou Sangaré is back indeed and speaks cogently and with humour about her thirty-year career. Interview.
Julius Nyerere aka Mwalimu was a pan-Africanist icon with a taste for music. PAM recounts how Tanzania’s first president birthed the muziki wa dansi movement with state sponsored bands.
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.
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. […]
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.
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.
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.
10 years after her passing, PAM remembers the diva along with her loved ones, exploring the mark her bare feet left on the world.
In celebration of Salif Keita’s seminal album, Soro, via a conversation with it’s producer François Bréant.
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.