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The magnetic songs of Moses Sumney
Review
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. […]

1964: Nina Simone sings ‘Mississippi Goddam’
Review
1964: Nina Simone sings 'Mississippi Goddam'

Each year on the 1st of February, Black History Month begins in the United States. A month dedicated to African-American history and the African diaspora. PAM revisits a few moments of its history with emblematic […]

‘A Change Is Gonna Come’, a hymn for Civil Rights
Review
'A Change Is Gonna Come', a hymn for Civil Rights

Once a week during Black History Month, PAM will be bringing you emblematic pieces of music from Black American artists that reflect the country’s history. Episode 2: “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke […]

Black History Month: ‘Julie’ and the choice of freedom, by Rhiannon Giddens
Feature
Black History Month: 'Julie' and the choice of freedom, by Rhiannon Giddens

Each year on the 1st of February, Black History Month begins in the United States. A month dedicated to African-American history and the African diaspora. This February, PAM revisits a few moments of its history […]

Lee Scratch Perry: Rainford, the New Testament of Dali dub
Article
Lee Scratch Perry: Rainford, the New Testament of Dali dub

Photos credit: Daniel Oduntan / permission of the artist Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has released Rainford with Adrian Sherwood, boss of the legendary English label On-U-Sound. At 83, the Jamaican wizard is finally – without folklore […]

Yemi Alade: “Africa is going be the spot”
Interview
Yemi Alade: "Africa is going be the spot"

After electrifying the scene of the FEMUA in Abidjan, the new diva of Nigerian afropop received us to talk about Africa and the future. Since the release of the hit single her “Johnny”, she continues to […]