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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 […]

Ami Yerewolo champions the value of perseverance on “Ibamba”
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Ami Yerewolo champions the value of perseverance on "Ibamba"

For her new single, which announces the album AY, the Malian artist advocates self-confidence, despite what others might say. “Ibamba” means “perseverance,” a necessary quality in Ami Yerewolo’s universe, as emphasized on this new single. […]

Ami Yerewolo claims her power in new video
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Ami Yerewolo claims her power in new video

After becoming the guardian of traditions, the Malian rapper disregards slander and safeguards against misinformation. “Je gère” is the first single from her album, to be released at the beginning of next year. Manabou, the […]

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Mawimbi team up with Ghetto Kumbé on Afro-Colombian single “El Caribe”
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Mawimbi team up with Ghetto Kumbé on Afro‑Colombian single "El Caribe"

“El Caribe” is a bright-burning tribute to the Afro rhythms of the Colombian Caribbean coast. This track is the first extract from a Mawimbi collective album, which is scheduled for release in 2021. Sitting between […]

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 […]