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Rogê & Seu Jorge, fellow sambists
Interview
Rogê & Seu Jorge, fellow sambists

The two accomplices engraved their reunion in wax. Without preparations or effects, they dedicate their old friendship to it, and confirm their immense talent as sambists. For PAM, Rogê comes back to this “direct to […]

Tim Black: a century of jazz music and fighting
Profiles
Tim Black: a century of jazz music and fighting

Who better to close our Black History Month feature than with this militant centenarian. Tim Black rubbed shoulders with the greatest figures in 20th century Black History: political leaders and jazz legends jostle in the memories […]

Crazy African Jazzmen: Barney Wilen comes back from Africa with an alien — Moshi
Article
Crazy African Jazzmen: Barney Wilen comes back from Africa with an alien — Moshi

Episode 2. While everyone else was at Woodstock, the French saxophonist fled to Africa for a road trip that would give birth to the cult record, Moshi. The spirits of West Africa, funk, and free jazz […]

William Onyeabor, the mysterious synth cowboy
Article
William Onyeabor, the mysterious synth cowboy

The life of the late sonic genius, who died in 2017, still remains a mystery. The man is just as mysterious as the recipe for his music. Onyeabor was truly a UFO who crossed over […]

Crazy African Jazzmen: Hank Jones meets Cheick Tidiane Seck
Article
Crazy African Jazzmen: Hank Jones meets Cheick Tidiane Seck

Episode 1. Once a month, we invite you to read about the singular experiences of jazz players heading back to their African roots. In the summer of 1993 when the American jazz pianist Hank Jones […]

Pantsula: 5 faces shaping the South African scene today
Article
Pantsula: 5 faces shaping the South African scene today

This week, PAM introduces you to the contemporary faces of pantsula, the emblematic dance of South Africa’s townships. Discover the dance that goes head to head with the harsh reality. Read on for a crash […]