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Watch Roseaux and Blick Bassy’s fascinating visuals for ‘Mè Ni Wè’
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Watch Roseaux and Blick Bassy's fascinating visuals for 'Mè Ni Wè'

British aesthete Ruffmercy offers a poetic and impressionist visual. Taken from the second volume of Roseaux, an unclassifiable project initiated by Emile Omar (former Nova programmer), Clément Petit (cello) and Alex Finkin (multi-instrumentalist), the music video of  ‘Mè Ni […]

Blick Bassy sings on an unreleased Roseaux song for Colors
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Blick Bassy sings on an unreleased Roseaux song for Colors

The Cameroonian artist delivered a soothing performance of forthcoming Roseaux track “Kaät”, to be released on their projet Roseaux II. After releasing his 1958 album earlier this year, a tribute to independentist national hero Ruben Um Nyobè, the hyperactive artist […]

Blick Bassy pays tribute to Cameroonian rebel fighter Ruben Um Nyobe on ‘Ngwa’ music video
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Blick Bassy pays tribute to Cameroonian rebel fighter Ruben Um Nyobe on 'Ngwa' music video

The video for “Ngwa” is inspired by the tragic end of the Cameroonian rebel fighter Ruben Um Nyobe, here transposed to Southern Africa’s great natural spaces. A tribute to his life, and to the seeds […]

In Kenya, Papillon is concerned for the country’s traditions
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In Kenya, Papillon is concerned for the country’s traditions

The Kenyan singer, multi-instrumentalist, and luthier, Papillon, takes flight with “Maisha Ya Babu” a call to return to our roots. In Kenya, Martin Murimi, alias Papillon, worries that traditions are gradually disappearing. The question is […]

The 80 best albums of the 2010s
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The 80 best albums of the 2010s

2020 is here. An occasion for PAM to revisit the last decade’s best albums. From 2010 to 2019, here are our 80 essential albums of the decade. It was abundantly clear at the top of […]

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The best of 2019: halftime edition
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The best of 2019: halftime edition

As we reach the midway point of 2019, here is a top 60 of the year’s best albums so far. Graphic Illustration by Julie Jargeais This first half of the year has been a very fruitful year for […]

Les Amazones d’Afrique sing out against gender inequality with new single
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Les Amazones d'Afrique sing out against gender inequality with new single

Les Amazones d’Afrique are an all-female collective described as a supergroup campaigning for gender equality. In 2017 Les Amazones d’Afrique made a huge impact with their debut album, République Amazone, singing out against gender inequality. The group’s rotating roster included […]

Art Melody is back with afrofuturistic ‘Tôk Tôko’
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Art Melody is back with afrofuturistic 'Tôk Tôko'

Burkinabé rapper announces new album ZOODO produced by French beatmarker Redrum. Drawing inspiration from his mother’s griotic incantations, as well as from the 70’s Afro Soul and the New York Rap scene, Art Melody has been […]