In the rich crates of sound holding Nigeria’s musical past and present, artists from around the world find inspiration by sampling the many genres from Afrobeat to Apala.
The Malawian-born British artist Marco Woolf takes on the role of improvisational storyteller on Francine, I, an introspective new EP, run through by jazzy contours. Discover the video for “Modus Operandi,” the first single from the record, along with a conversation with the artist on PAM.
Pan African Music proudly premiers the Tanzania Albinism Collective’s latest video to highlight and celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day and get the backstory from the group’s producer, Ian Brennan
Poté, a St Lucian born son of the diaspora, releases his second full length project A Tenuous Tale of Her on Bonobo’s Outlier label, piecing together the Afropean sounds derived from Kuduro and Zouk and today’s best diasporic dance music.
PAM catches up with Jujuboy Star, who’s been shining bright across the afrobeats galaxy with his recent project Enjoyment.
Pongo, the champion of Angolan kudurista, performs the fiery “Bruxos” on the Colors show ahead of her debut LP. Pongo has come a long way since “Kalemba (Wegue Wegue),” the breakout hit by Buraka Som […]
Vaudou Game nous incite à respecter la nature, tout comme Felinto nous invite à réfléchir sur l’antiracisme et l’anticarcéralisme au Brésil. Kodak Black fête ses vingt-quatre ans, tandis que Ziddo et Internet Girl renouvellent la scène musicale sud-africaine. Le groupe Migos se félicite également du « meilleur album de l’année ».
Lil Fyve is tired of social media gangstas and clout chasers riding the hype of the Kumasi Hip-Hop scene. For his new music video, Lil Fyve pans scenes of his daily life, unafraid to call out those who aren’t true to the gangster drill music.
The young Cameroonian DJ has released an extract from his new EP, Before Zeun Ya Yop, which will be released on his birthday, June 12. The producer, originally from the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé, defines himself […]
The Congolese producer has released a new visual from his album, Evolution of Congo, released last fall on Moonshine, a label lead by the Montreal collective. Following the release of Evolution of Congo in October […]
The two jazz legends collaborated on Blue Stompin’, a distant precursor to R&B according to critics. The Canadian label pays tribute to the saxophonist Hal Singer via a reissue of one of his major projects, […]
Turkana is a Dj, producer and model delivering hard-hitting sets that wave the flags of South Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda, the three countries she grew up in. Born in 1997, Anita Kevin is a South […]
For this new PAM Club episode, we welcome Guedra Guedra. The Moroccan DJ/producer shows his skills in an eclectic set recorded during lockdown, following the release of his latest EP Son of Sun. “I was […]
For this new PAM Club episode, we are very happy to welcome Guts to the party. The crate digger, producer and DJ takes us to Africa via a fantastic mixtape. Staying true to himself, Guts […]
This week the PAM Club opens its doors to the South African artist Mxshi Mo who works up a 30-minute mix in which the power of gqom flirts with the groove of Afro house. Hailing […]
For this new PAM Club episode, we are ecstatic to welcome DJ Cortega, founder of the Dakar collective Electrafrique, with a Manu Dibango tribute mixtape. “By starting and ending this set with the music of […]
Let’s bring the week to a beautiful close by celebrating International Women’s Day alongside the DJ and Zimbabwean educator, King Her, with a bewitching Afro tech mix. Born in Harare and of Zimbabwean and Japanese […]
In her quest for memories, Cheryl Ann Bolden has never forgotten the music that accompanied her throughout her journey. This is her mantra playlist, songs that have been central to her story. The Keeper is a documentary that focuses on her as an artist, available to watch here.
The South African rapper has unveiled his 4th studio album, g.o.d. guluva a message of hope in troubled times. One of the biggest stars in his country, Kwesta discusses his new album, his 10-year career and vulnerability in the rough Mzansi rap scene.
The singer Neta Elkayam’s career reflects the entire history of the Judeo-Moroccan diaspora that has settled in Israel. Creativity in exile is found here.
The story of how the iconic label and its roster embraced newly independent Africa in the 1960’s. From Ghana to Nigeria and on to Tanzania via Art Blakey, Lee Morgan and McCoy Tyner
The South African Venda-Folk singer unveils his first official body of work, inspired by a healing experience and a meeting with the gods.
PAM caught up with the Caribbean rising star for an exchange around authenticity, the 90s and eclectic playlists.
When the African-American trumpet player and singer Louis Armstrong arrived in the Congo, the newly independent country was going through a major crisis. But his voyage was met with wild enthusiasm and inspired the group African Jazz to write him a song of welcome.
An expression of social and political life, the Carnival is also a liminal space of transgression, offering a celebratory freedom of expression synonymous with challenging the powers that be.
In the mid-1960s the father of an independent Ghana was becoming increasingly authoritarian and discontentment was growing, particularly amongst the military. Ghana was entering a period of uncertainty.
Ghana opened the floodgates to independence, but the storm clouds soon formed over Kwame Nkrumah’s head, caught in the net of the Cold War. Music, as always, accompanies these events. Ghana Freedom (4/5)
Ghana Freedom (2/5). On the eve of independence, highlife music was in vogue in Ghana.
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.
Each week during Black History month PAM will be celebrating by looking at a seminal piece of black American music that helps tell the story of the United States. Today its “Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles.
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.