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Crazy Jazzmen of Africa: BYG and the 1969 Pan-African music festival in Algeria
Article
Crazy Jazzmen of Africa: BYG and the 1969 Pan‑African music festival in Algeria

Episode 3: BYG Records, an adventurous label, released a series of albums in the autumn of 1969 which became legendary when they invited the cream of American free jazz back from the Pan-African Festival in […]

Zara McFarlane regains consciousness in Jamaica
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Zara McFarlane regains consciousness in Jamaica

The London-born singer’s new album, Songs of an Unknown Tongue, is the outcome of a journey back into her ancestral homeland of Jamaica, where she regained her roots, confirming her dazzling career on her fourth […]

Lee Scratch Perry, Arkology
Review
Lee Scratch Perry, Arkology

PAM is here to help you rediscover some unmissable records. Today, the treasure chest that is Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Arkology (Island / Universal)

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 Jazzmen of Africa: Barney Wilen comes back from Africa with an alien — Moshi
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Crazy Jazzmen of Africa: 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
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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 Jazzmen of Africa: Hank Jones meets Cheick Tidiane Seck
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Crazy Jazzmen of Africa: 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 […]