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Lafawndah, the day after the world ends
Lafawndah, the day after the world ends

With “You, At The End”, Lafawndah is back – a high priestess on the brink of a new world. From London, the artist has announced the release of The Fifth Season, a second album expected on 8th September. Let’s meet.

Bab L’Bluz, or Gnawa’s eternal voyage
Bab L’Bluz, or Gnawa’s eternal voyage

With their debut album, Nayda, the band Bab L’Bluz mix the rhythms of Gnawa trance with rock and curling incense. Both poetic and powerful.

In Kenya, Papillon is concerned for the country’s traditions
In Kenya, Papillon is concerned for the country’s traditions

The Kenyan singer, multi-instrumentalist, and luthier, Papillon, takes flight with “Maisha Ya Babu” a call to return to our roots. In Kenya, Martin Murimi, alias Papillon, worries that traditions are gradually disappearing. The question is […]

In London, Afriquoi bets on live energy for his new EP
In London, Afriquoi bets on live energy for his new EP

Since 2011, the London sextet Afriquoi celebrates what cosmopolitanism has to offer to those who appreciate it with a galvanizing afro-fusion, focusing on Congolese guitar (“Papa” Fiston Lusambo), Gambian kora (Jally Kebba Susso), percussions (André […]

Stonebwoy, diamond dancehall made in Ghana
Stonebwoy, diamond dancehall made in Ghana

The Ghanaian singer continues his popular ascent with Anloga Junction, a star studded album riding the inspired waves of The Black Atlantic without forgetting Stonebwoy’s hometown of Anloga.

Singeli: The future sound of Tanzania in becoming a source of national pride
Singeli: The future sound of Tanzania in becoming a source of national pride

Little was known until recently of the futuristic sound emerging from the ghettos of Dar es-Salaam, which now is exporting itself to dance floors across the globe. Ten years on from its conception, singeli has […]

Transmusicales: an entranced festival experience
Transmusicales: an entranced festival experience

At the Transmusicales festival, “trance” is not just a word in its name. PAM accompanied artists at the festival whose music is closely linked to a phenomenon ethnomusicologist Gilbert Rouget dedicated a reference book to, […]

Príncipe Discos: the highway to royalty
Príncipe Discos: the highway to royalty

Since its inception in 2011, Lisbon-based label Príncipe Discos has set out to conquer international dancefloors with an irresistible sound signature: the “batida”. Beats, emancipation, roots, pride and identity… We meet up with producers Marfox […]