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Troposphere 7, Congolese rockets and DIY electronics
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Troposphere 7, Congolese rockets and DIY electronics

Hakuna Kulala co-founder Rey Sapienz and K-pop experimentalist MB Jones use Jean-Patrice Keka Ohemba Okese’s DIY Congolese space program as inspiration for Troposphere 7, a dissident group with an undefinable sound.

Mário Marta, a living love letter to Cape Verde
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Mário Marta, a living love letter to Cape Verde

PAM met Mário Marta for the 2022 Atlantic Music Expo in Praia, Cape Verde where the singer performed his contagiously positive new album Ser de Luz and wowed us with his jubilant personality. Mário Marta […]

Kwaku DMC, in the jungle it’s gorillas over goats
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Kwaku DMC, in the jungle it’s gorillas over goats

“Since day one Kumasi has always been that place,” Kwaku DMC explained on the rooftop of GHOne TV Studios in Accra. He was doing a press circuit to promote his sixth full length project, ROAD […]

PAM Meets Menzi: experiencing wildness at Le Guess Who?
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PAM Meets Menzi: experiencing wildness at Le Guess Who?

PAM meets Menzi at the 2021 Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht. A gqom pioneer and Durban native, Menzi is empowering the dance music cultural underground with his dark and energetic mixes.

Secondary vibrations of Dumi and the Maraire family, mbira included
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Secondary vibrations of Dumi and the Maraire family, mbira included

PAM spoke with Tendai Maraire, son of Dumisani Maraire about the reissue of his father’s album Tichazomuona, the legacy of the name and the spiritual sacrifice required by one of Africa’s oldest instruments.

Cheb Runner, angry immigrant music for a unified dancefloor
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Cheb Runner, angry immigrant music for a unified dancefloor

PAM met Cheb Runner at The Hague’s 2022 Rewire festival, an artist building bridges between a musical past and electric future through the eyes of an angry immigrant bent on unifying the public through dance.

A tale of two Kamarus
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A tale of two Kamarus

Two musicians bore the name, Joseph Kamaru, a grandfather and titan of Kenyan folk lost to time and an ambient musician grandson in the midst of his destiny.

Ish Kevin, Trappish Music and Rwanda’s hip-hop generation
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Ish Kevin, Trappish Music and Rwanda’s hip‑hop generation

Following the release of his EP Trappish II off his own label imprint Trappish Music, Ish Kevin breaks down the distinctions in Kigali’s rap community, the mindset of Rwanda’s next generation and the power of collaboration to bring Rwandan music to the world.