→ Skip to main content
The Pan African Music Magazine
©2021 PAM Magazine - Design by Trafik - Site by Moonshine - All rights reserved. IDOL MEDIA, a division of IDOL Group.
More News
Pongo performs new single “Bruxos” on Colors show
News
Pongo performs new single "Bruxos" on Colors show

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 […]

6 albums you should listen to this week
News
6 albums you should listen to this week

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 ».

Kumerican rising star Lil Fyve drops visual for “Hey Wait”
News
Kumerican rising star Lil Fyve drops visual for “Hey Wait”

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.

Nkom Bivoué transports us to planet Sirún with “No Lele”
News
Nkom Bivoué transports us to planet Sirún with "No Lele"

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 […]

DJ P2N champions African youth on “Makasi”
News
DJ P2N champions African youth on "Makasi"

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 […]

We Are Busy Bodies reissues album by Kippie Moketsi and Hal Singer
News
We Are Busy Bodies reissues album by Kippie Moketsi and Hal Singer

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, […]

Loading
Confirmed
Loading
Confirmed
PAM Club
PAM Club : the hardcore elegance of Turkana
PAM Club : the hardcore elegance of Turkana

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 […]

Kenya, South Sudan
PAM Club: organic hybridizations from Guedra Guedra كدرة كدرة
PAM Club: organic hybridizations from Guedra Guedra كدرة كدرة

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 […]

Morocco
PAM Club: Guts invites you to travel to Africa
PAM Club: Guts invites you to travel to Africa

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 […]

France
PAM Club: Mxshi Mo offers dark, nostalgic beats
PAM Club: Mxshi Mo offers dark, nostalgic beats

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 […]

South Africa
PAM Club: DJ Cortega pays tribute to Manu Dibango
PAM Club: DJ Cortega pays tribute to Manu Dibango

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 […]

Senegal
PAM Club: King Her, the Girl Scout
PAM Club: King Her, the Girl Scout

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 […]

Zimbabwe
MORE FEATURES
Cheryl Ann Bolden’s personal soundtrack
Feature
Cheryl Ann Bolden’s personal soundtrack

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.

Kwesta on g.o.d. guluva and coming to terms with vulnerability
Article
Kwesta on g.o.d. guluva and coming to terms with vulnerability

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.

Neta Elkayam: Morocco, promised land
Article
Neta Elkayam: Morocco, promised land

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.

Blue Note goes to Africa
Article
Blue Note goes to Africa

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

Muneyi’s “Makhulu”: lessons in love, loss and healing
News
Muneyi’s Makhulu: lessons in love, loss and healing

The South African Venda-Folk singer unveils his first official body of work, inspired by a healing experience and a meeting with the gods.

Meet Navy, a young artist thinking big
Feature
Meet Navy, a young artist thinking big

PAM caught up with the Caribbean rising star for an exchange around authenticity, the 90s and eclectic playlists.

HISTORY
“Satchmo Okuka Lokole”: When Louis Armstrong traveled to the Congo
Article
"Satchmo Okuka Lokole": When Louis Armstrong traveled to the Congo

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.

Carnival, a bastion of Brazilian resistance
Article
Carnival, a bastion of Brazilian resistance

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.

And it’s farewell Nkrumah…
Série
And it’s farewell Nkrumah...

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.

After the sun of independence come the rains
Série
After the sun of independence come the rains

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)

Highlife, the soundtrack to a new era
Série
Highlife, the soundtrack to a new era

Ghana Freedom (2/5). On the eve of independence, highlife music was in vogue in Ghana.

The black star of Ghana in the firmament of independence
Série
The black star of Ghana in the firmament of independence

Ghana Freedom (1/5) | Ghana, the first sub-Saharan African nation to gain independence, was like a guiding star for those dreaming of freedom.

On 6th March 1957, Gold Coast gained its independence and became Ghana
Série
On 6th March 1957, Gold Coast gained its independence and became Ghana

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.

“Georgia on My Mind”: the spirit of Ray Charles returns to the south
Article
“Georgia on My Mind”: the spirit of Ray Charles returns to the south

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.

Roots: Curtis Mayfield, a dedicated soul
Article
Roots: Curtis Mayfield, a dedicated soul

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.