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Peter Tosh: Legalizing the legacy of the other reggae icon
Profiles
Peter Tosh: Legalizing the legacy of the other reggae icon

Yin and Yang. Bob Marley and the Wailers embody for many the arrival of reggae into Western ears. Posterity often forgets the contribution of another revolutionary, original Wailer: Peter Tosh, assassinated on September 11, 1987.

Bonga, from the childhood courtyard
Interview
Bonga, from the childhood courtyard

He could have become a sprinter, a public servant or a guerrilla, but Bonga turned his husky voice into a unique weapon that has conquered the world. His new album celebrates his 50-year career, and the music of his childhood in the family courtyard.

Etran de l’Aïr: Air, guitars and stars!
Review
Etran de l'Aïr: Air, guitars and stars!

Good news from the galaxy : Etran de l’Aïr’s second album already has desert dunes and Niger’s music borders rocking !

Toumani Diabaté, the man who talked with a symphony orchestra
Interview
Toumani Diabaté, the man who talked with a symphony orchestra

The label World Circuit is releasing for the first time a sumptuous concert where the kora maestro performs with the London Symphony Orchestra. PAM contacted him in Abidjan to talk about this groundbreaking experience.

Common: “Revolution and love is like a couple”
Feature
Common: "Revolution and love is like a couple"

The American rapper preaches love : for oneself, for others and for a (healthy) life, rather than advocating the swag and the ego-tripping beefs of other rappers. Values that infuse Beautiful Révolution (part 1), his new album featuring guests Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, and Chuck D.

Bunny: the last of the Wailers wails no more
Profiles
Bunny: the last of the Wailers wails no more

On 2nd March a collaborator of Bob Marley’s since the start and co-founder of the Wailers, passed away. He went on to have a long solo career, remaining fiercely independent and loyal to Rasta. Pam pays tribute.

“Georgia on My Mind”: the spirit of Ray Charles returns to the south
Feature
“Georgia on My Mind”: the spirit of Ray Charles returns to the south

Each week during Black History month PAM will be celebrating by looking at a seminal piece of black American music that helps tell the story of the United States. Today its “Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles.

Bob Marley’s Survival: An album for Zimbabwe!
Review
Bob Marley's Survival: An album for Zimbabwe!

On October 2, 1979, Bob Marley & The Wailers released Survival. A Pan-Africanist work like never seen before, which included the seminal hit “Zimbabwe”.