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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. 

Pan-African kinship within London’s Balimaya Project
Interview
Pan‑African kinship within London's Balimaya Project

Yahael Camara Onono tells us about the project’s founding and his career in music from his North London upbringing to his lifelong love for djembe.

Talking creativity and connection with Lex Amor
Interview
Talking creativity and connection with Lex Amor

Checking in with the fresh new school rapper on the UK scene coming off a slate of recent successes and a new single “Rocks” to get insight into the former poet’s creative process. 

Pressing the reset button with drummer/beatmaker Myele Manzanza
Interview
Pressing the reset button with drummer/beatmaker Myele Manzanza

PAM spoke to the New Zealand born drummer now based in London about his early grounding in rhythm care of his Congolese father and making diversity his superpower.

Talking tapes with Onipa
Interview
Talking tapes with Onipa

PAM spoke to Onipa about cassette tapes, family, and higher purpose upon the release of their Tapes of Utopia remix album with guest appearances from the extended Onipa family.

From Triggerman to Big Freedia: A beginner’s guide to bounce
Feature
From Triggerman to Big Freedia: A beginner’s guide to bounce

Pan African Music gives you the 101 on the uniquely New Orleans genre, bounce, and the need-to-know on its global ascent.

Soundtracking FESPACO, Burkina Faso’s Pan African film festival
History
Soundtracking FESPACO, Burkina Faso’s Pan African film festival

From awkward presidential entrances to prize winning soundtracks, music has scored the iconic film festival that brings together filmmakers from across the continent and diaspora since its inception in 1969.