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Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 activists
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Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 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 activists.

Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 historic leaders
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Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 historic leaders

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.

Adrian Younge celebrates Black History Month with album, podcast and short film
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Adrian Younge celebrates Black History Month with album, podcast and short film

Adrian Younge’s most ambitious and deeply personal project to-date. The exceptional Adrian Younge is embarking on an eminently political project: the deconstruction of racism in the United States. The Californian has a knack for wonderfully […]

Black History Month: ‘Julie’ and the choice of freedom, by Rhiannon Giddens
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Black History Month: 'Julie' and the choice of freedom, by Rhiannon Giddens

Each year on the 1st of February, Black History Month begins in the United States. A month dedicated to African-American history and the African diaspora. This February, PAM revisits a few moments of its history […]

Burna Boy takeover of Spotify’s Black History is Now Hub
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Burna Boy takeover of Spotify’s Black History is Now Hub

Burna Boy and Spotify team up for custom curation, superhero creations, and legendary features in celebration of Nigerian Independence. Spotify attempts to deepen its ties to the Nigerian music community with a Burna Boy takeover […]

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Tim Black: a century of jazz music and fighting
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Tim Black: a century of jazz music and fighting

Who better to close our Black History Month feature than with this militant centenarian. Tim Black rubbed shoulders with the greatest figures in 20th century Black History: political leaders and jazz legends jostle in the memories […]

Washington, white power, black capital
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Washington, white power, black capital

Released in 1975, the political-funk delirium “Chocolate City” by George Clinton’s Parliament imagined the American capital under black sovereignty and a White House entrusted to figures of Black Power. Here is the third episode of […]

Reggae, riots and resistance: the sounds of Black Britain in 1981
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Reggae, riots and resistance: the sounds of Black Britain in 1981

On the anniversary of the Brixton Riots, PAM explores the impact of reggae and sound system culture through the events that reshaped Britain’s multicultural landscape in 1981. Header image © Sound System Culture – Nowness “In […]