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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”
Article
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 Wailer wails no more
Portrait
Bunny: the last of the Wailer 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
Article
“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!
Chronique
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”.

The magnetic songs of Moses Sumney
Chronique
The magnetic songs of Moses Sumney

‘Performer | Poor Person | laughing & crying’. This is Moses Sumney’s bio on Twitter, a space where he regularly posts his poetical and political musings, as well as images with sublime yet quite disturbing […]

Ian Brennan, Ghana’s fly on the wall
Interview
Ian Brennan, Ghana's fly on the wall

The sixth edition of the impeccable Hidden Musics collection from label Glitterbeat, the fra fra funeral music of Ghana was recorded by American producer Ian Brennan. Interview.  Ian isn’t what you’d call a typical American. […]

Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, two giants reunited beyond death
Interview
Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, two giants reunited beyond death

Tony Allen has completed the project he began ten years ago with his friend Hugh Masekela, who left us in 2018. Following the release of this new album, Rejoice, PAM met the brilliant drummer in Paris. […]