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Kung fu & afrobeat collide on ‘Lai Lai’, from Antibalas’ Fu Chronicles
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Kung fu & afrobeat collide on 'Lai Lai', from Antibalas' Fu Chronicles

Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas celebrates their 20th anniversary with a brand new album on iconic soul label Daptone. Credit photo: Celine Pinget Antibalas celebrates its 20th anniversary with a stark return to their Williamsburg roots on its latest […]

Antibalas, 20 years of afrobeat and kung-fu spirit (2/2)
Interview
Antibalas, 20 years of afrobeat and kung‑fu spirit (2/2)

In this second part of the interview, Martin Perna and Duke Amayo, two of the historic members of the Antibalas band, talk about the way the orchestra works, and the recipe for their longevity. Find the first […]

Antibalas, 20 years of afrobeat and kung-fu spirit (1/2)
Interview
Antibalas, 20 years of afrobeat and kung‑fu spirit (1/2)

In 2018, the band from New-York celebrated its 20 years. As honorable heirs of Fela, the band is about to release a new record that draws as much in afrobeat as in ancient China. Kung-fu […]

Keleketla! get remixed in support of the people of West Papua
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Keleketla! get remixed in support of the people of West Papua

All proceeds from Keleketla! Remixes, which is due to be released on December 1, will be donated to the NGO Free West Papua Campaign to help those still suffering the consequences of the Indonesian occupation. […]

KELEKETLA!, a collaboration between London and South Africa
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KELEKETLA!, a collaboration between London and South Africa  

London duo Coldcut unveils the track “Future Toyi Toyi” from their collaboration KELEKETLA! with artists from South Africa. Keleketla! is a collaborative project that started at Keleketla! Library, an independent library in Johannesburg. The album […]

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7 albums you need to hear this week
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7 albums you need to hear this week

  In this week selection: Kida Kudz’s first mixtape, Scorpion Kings live album by South Africa’s finest duo Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa and many more…  Credit photo:  Nasty Kida Kudz After a heavy 2019 of […]

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 […]

Red, Gold, Green and Blue: when Jamaica sings the blues
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Red, Gold, Green and Blue: when Jamaica sings the blues

Trojan Jamaica presents their first compilation, where several Jamaicain artists cover american blues classics. Founded by Zak Starkey and musician and producer Sshh Liguz, Trojan Jamaica record label releases its first compilation. The release relies on a […]