The South African Venda-Folk singer unveils his first official body of work, inspired by a healing experience and a meeting with the gods.
The French director has made a new film The Keeper, a portrait of the artist and curator Cheryl Ann Bolden, who uses objects to free both words and memories. The film will be available on PAM’s YouTube channel.
Cee ElAssaad has become a heavyweight on the afro-house scene, who helped put Morocco on the electronic music map.
With Sankofa, the pianist mixes jazz and Afro rhythms, paying tribute to many black figures in Brazilian history. Both a memorial and a spiritual album.
In conversation with Muzi, the Zulu Skywalker, who takes us to another dimension of cool in his latest single and accompanying music video, Interblaktic. We talk afronowism, his link-up with VANS Global, and his Chicago house inspirations below.
The British-Ghanaian producer, who has produced tracks for Mr. Eazi, WizKid, Burna Boy, Tyler The Creator, Stonebwoy, and Lauryn Hill unveils the first video from his upcoming album. Juls announces his upcoming album, which will […]
Crystal ISSAM ISSAM is a real outlier within the Cherifian kingdom, giving him broad appeal beyond the borders of his native country. Rapping in Darija, the Arabic language used in Morocco and more globally in […]
The song has been trending for a month, but the studio version is now finally available.
This week in the PAM Club, the London-based Venezuelan Miguel Colmenares represents the Colectivo Futuro, a cultural platform, and the label Olindo Records for a cutting-edge Afro-Venezuelan set that ranges from 1980s picks to today’s […]
The two British artists team up on Bridge The Gap/Dirty South alongside remixes from El-B and Sully. Moses Boyd makes his big comeback following the release of his 2020 album, Dark Matter. On this new […]
With “Arab Liquor,” the French-Algerian singer and the Kabyle rapper mix English and Darija in a sensual, cross-cultural marriage Following her latest EP, Libra, in reference to the astrological sign, this singular artist is now […]
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 […]
For the third episode of PAM Club, we called on dancehall lover DJ Suzmo. Co-founder of the collective and label Sample Delivery, the Paris-based Belgian producer shows his love for Jamaican sound systems in this […]
King Perryy brings together reggae, dancehall, afrobeats, drill and more to his debut album, staking his claim without borders or restrictions and with the powerful cosigns of some of today’s most influential artists.
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.
We dive into the masterminds behind the records of Burna Boy, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, Tiwa Savage and more, shining a light on the talent of the many producers taking Nigerian music to new levels of creativity and prestige.
South Africa’s top lyricist tackles grief and responsibility on his new album Today’s Tragedy, Tomorrow’s Memory. Filled with soulful production and earned wisdom, A-Reece establishes his role as rap’s young conscience.
The label World Circuit is releasing for the first time a sumptuous concert where the kora maestro performs with the London Symphony Orchestra. PAM contacted him in Abidjan to talk about this groundbreaking experience.
Shabaka Hutchings talks Dogon cosmology, African flutes and the field recordings of Hugh Tracey ahead of the release of the new Sons of Kemet album, Black To The Future
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.
As Canadian label We are Busy Bodies reissues Obi Agye Me Dofo (1977), one of the most famous LPs of the glorious highlife Ghanaian band Vis-a-Vis, PAM reached Isaac Yeboah, singer and original member of the band. Interview.
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).