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David Walters brings the vibes in “Manye” music video
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David Walters brings the vibes in "Manye" music video

In his new video clip “Manyè,” a track taken from last January’s album Soleil Kréyol, the artist travels to Uganda to perform at the Kampala market. David Walters had the idea to shoot the visual […]

Enny celebrates the beauty of black women on “Peng Black Girls”
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Enny celebrates the beauty of black women on "Peng Black Girls"

The rapper and singer from South East London has released “Peng Black Girls” with singer Amia Brave, carrying a strong message of empowerment. “Black is beautiful, y’know …” This message seems obvious and yet, on […]

BBE reissues two albums by mysterious Victor Chukwu
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BBE reissues two albums by mysterious Victor Chukwu

The British label gives a second life to the albums Akalaka and The Power, recorded by the figure of igbo highlife, Victor Chukwu. John Armstrong, curator of the Tabansi reissues, provides some background. Recorded between […]

Bandé-Gamboa adapted for the dancefloor
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Bandé‑Gamboa adapted for the dancefloor

Remixed by DJs Detroit Swindle, Poirier and Batida, under the expert eye of producer Guts and the Heavenly Sweetness label, the music of Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau takes on a tropical-house feel on absorbing […]

Feel the trance of Kukaya
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Feel the trance of Kukaya

This orchestra, composed entirely by Malawian percussionists, offers traditional songs in a rare format.  These are raw recordings that the Mzuzu outdoor studio is offering us on the 1000HZ label. The laughter of the children, […]

Amapiano Selections: Teno Afrika’s debut on Awesome Tapes from Africa
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Amapiano Selections: Teno Afrika’s debut on Awesome Tapes from Africa

On his first album, Teno Afrika traces the seedlings of the electronic music movement in South Africa, the amapiano. “Storytellers,” featuring Diego Don, is his first single. Long considered a hybrid subgenre of house music, […]

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Zooming in with Olamide to talk Carpe Diem
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Zooming in with Olamide to talk Carpe Diem

In the new world of interviews you wait for artists in the comfort of your own home, staring into an empty Zoom room. One can’t help but wonder what the artist is up to, potentially […]

Zaire 74: Africa and the Black Americas reunited in Kinshasa
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Zaire 74: Africa and the Black Americas reunited in Kinshasa

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.

Victor Démé: “Without music, the world would go mad”
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Victor Démé: "Without music, the world would go mad"

Ten years on from the album’s initial release, Heavenly Sweetness have reissued a vinyl release of the record that turned the late Burkinabé singer famous, who passed away in 2015.

Dengue Dengue Dengue and 10 years of experiments in rhythm
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Dengue Dengue Dengue and 10 years of experiments in rhythm

Producteurs, DJ et graphistes, Rafael Pereira et Felipe Salmón revendiquent depuis dix ans une musique de sang-mêlé, jouissant du riche héritage musical du Pérou, sous le nom de Dengue Dengue Dengue.

Ngoma: the hope of Cameroonian rap
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Ngoma: the hope of Cameroonian rap

Having been around since 2014, this Cameroonian rapper is hardly a novice. After numerous great singles, he is finally releasing his first EP entitled “Cam No Go”.

Moorish music: a Saharan classical art (2/2)
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Moorish music: a Saharan classical art (2/2)

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.