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Nahawa Doumbia announces new album on Awesome Tapes From Africa
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Nahawa Doumbia announces new album on Awesome Tapes From Africa

“Leaving is not the only solution,” says the Wassoulou legendary singer to the Malian youth. Nahawa Doumbia will release her new album this fall on Awesome Tapes From Africa, Kanawa (don’t go). The meaning of […]

Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia’s debut album reissued for the first time
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Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia's debut album reissued for the first time

  Released in 1981 by the excellent Ivory Coast-based AS Records, on her debut album, La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 1, Nahawa performs brilliantly with tenacity and hunger. Recorded when she was barely 20 years old, La Grande Cantatrice […]

The 50 best albums of 2021
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The 50 best albums of 2021

Listen in on 2021 with our pan-African selection from Cairo to Pretoria, Lagos to Nairobi, featuring the likes of Ayra Starr, Mdou Moctar, Focalistic, Nahawa Doumbia, and Kasai Allstars.

Sankara in song, a memoriam
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Sankara in song, a memoriam

On October 11th, in Ouagadougou, the trial for the assasination of the man who baptised his country with the name Burkina Faso, opens. His name was Thomas Sankara, and his example, which continues to inspire new generations, has also inspired a number of songs.

11 new albums you should listen to this week
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11 new albums you should listen to this week

Everything Tasteful Lala &ce The rapper with an inimitable style unveils her first solo album, a receptacle for her multiple influences, ranging from Lil Wayne to the music of her father’s village. After mesmerizing the […]

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Paris c’est l’Afrique: “The griots and the rebels” (episode 3)
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Paris c’est l’Afrique: “The griots and the rebels” (episode 3)

PAM is pleased to present the third episode of the Paris c’est l’Afrique series by Philippe Conrath (1989) via our YouTube channel. A nosedive into Mandingo culture, its griots and its rebels. We meet this […]

6 albums you need to hear this week
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6 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection: Samthing Soweto highly anticipated album, Rachid Taha’s posthumous album, the reissue of Nahawa Doumbia’s debut album and much more to hear this week. Isiphithiphithi Samthing Soweto In the past few years, Samthing Soweto’s […]