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Shabaka Hutchings returns from the spheres to talk Black To The Future
Shabaka Hutchings returns from the spheres to talk Black To The Future

Shabaka Hutchings talks Dogon cosmology, African flutes and the field recordings of Hugh Tracey ahead of the release of the new Sons of Kemet album, Black To The Future

Xhosa Cole takes five
Xhosa Cole takes five

In conversation with Xhosa Cole on the Pan-African nature of jazz, the importance of looking back to move forward, and the capacity for activism and rejoice through music.

Omar Sosa shares an East African musical feast
Omar Sosa shares an East African musical feast

Omar Sosa releases his wonderfully aged album An East African Journey, exploring the timbres and strings from Madagascar to Ethiopia, Burundi to Mauritius, in a delicately compiled collection of African musicality.

Gilles Peterson: DJ on a different frequency
Gilles Peterson: DJ on a different frequency

To celebrate the release of Indaba Is the 1st record of 2021 from Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label – PAM caught up with Gilles and Indaba’s Thandi Ntuli (a few weeks apart, and on different continents) to talk curation, Pan-African sounds, and how a record label can be an ally.

Club in Africa: the dancefloor writes back
Club in Africa: the dancefloor writes back

An introduction into Spector Books’ recently published Ten Cities, exploring the clubs and party goers of Africa’s most prominent dancefloors, including a few words from the journalist and contributors.

The Urban Village documentary is here
The Urban Village documentary is here

Now, exclusively via PAM’s YouTube channel, watch Urban Village’s eponymous documentary, driving us through streets and the history of Soweto. Dig the tar, find the roots.

J’ouvert in the diaspora
J’ouvert in the diaspora

This year in Port Of Spain, J’ouvert morning won’t dawn. On September 28th 2020, Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley confirmed that due to the continuing global pandemic the carnival of carnivals is cancelled, a privation also to befall Rio De Janeiro and New Orleans where the pre-lent bacchanal will likewise be missing in 2021.

The enigma of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou ፅጌ ማርያም ገብሩ
The enigma of Emahoy Tsegué‑Maryam Guèbrou ፅጌ ማርያም ገብሩ

Publishing the pentatonic piano music of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, the maestro in the monastery whose biography is as extraordinary as her music.