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In the laboratory of electro Fra Fra
Feature
In the laboratory of electro Fra Fra

Fra Fra Gospel artist Linda Ayupuka introduces a new flavor to the sacred sound on God Created Everything with the help of Mais Um Discos and producer Francis Ayamga in the remote Top Link Studio of Northern Ghana.

Bottling the Caribbean with Kes
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Bottling the Caribbean with Kes

With a new album in production and prepping to play their first European show in over two years at Trace Made In Africa – Kes spoke to PAM between rehearsals in Trinidad.

Djembes, tamas, and sacred beats: a brief survey of African drums
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Djembes, tamas, and sacred beats: a brief survey of African drums

The drum gives rhythm to the many pan-African musics that are the soundtrack to dancefloors and discotheques, sacred spaces and ceremonies. Listen in on the djembe, tama, bendir and ngalabi alongside their musical cousins to explore the beat under Africa’s feet.

PAM revisits Papa Wemba’s Le Voyageur
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PAM revisits Papa Wemba’s Le Voyageur

For the third and final in our series on classic albums recorded in Paris in the eighties and nineties during the first coming of “world music” we consider Le Voyageur by Papa Wemba.

Julius Nyerere and the golden age of muziki wa dansi
History
Julius Nyerere and the golden age of muziki wa dansi

Julius Nyerere aka Mwalimu was a pan-Africanist icon with a taste for music. PAM recounts how Tanzania’s first president birthed the muziki wa dansi movement with state sponsored bands.

A brief history of soca music in ten tracks
List / Guide
A brief history of soca music in ten tracks

From Lord Shorty to The Soca Boys, Arrow and Square One, PAM tells the story of soca in ten tunes.

The story of Salif Keita’s Soro
History
The story of Salif Keita’s Soro

In celebration of Salif Keita’s seminal album, Soro, via a conversation with it’s producer François Bréant.

Getting from A to Z with Atongo Zimba
Interview
Getting from A to Z with Atongo Zimba

The Fra Fra man with the two strings talks about his movements from his home in Ghana to Brighton, passing by Fela Kuti, a new generation of musical youth, and a benevolent new album.