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Monrhea, the club music engaged on all fronts
News
Monrhea, the club music engaged on all fronts

The Kenyan producer Monrhea has released the video for “Mama,” an extract from the African Electronic Diaspora, whose objective is to support Black Lives Matter and other organizations fighting against racism. A member of female:pressure, she is committed […]

Ephat Mujuru: the mbira master reissued by Awesome Tapes from Africa
News
Ephat Mujuru: the mbira master reissued by Awesome Tapes from Africa

The label has announced a reissue of Mbavaira, the second album by Zimbabwean singer Ephat Mujuru and his band, Spirit of the People, who acted as witnesses to the independence struggle of their country. Awesome Tapes […]

Coco Maria, the DJ addicted to Afro-Latino rhythms
Feature
Coco Maria, the DJ addicted to Afro‑Latino rhythms

Ana Lucia, better known as Coco Maria, is a Mexican DJ who has drawn on all kinds of influences on her travels and while moving between London and Berlin. Now settled in Amsterdam, she has […]

Amaro Freitas combines jazz sound with the heroes of black Brazil
Feature
Amaro Freitas combines jazz sound with the heroes of black Brazil

With Sankofa, the pianist mixes jazz and Afro rhythms, paying tribute to many black figures in Brazilian history. Both a memorial and a spiritual album.

José Carlos Schwarz, the decolonial legend from Guinea-Bissau
Feature
José Carlos Schwarz, the decolonial legend from Guinea‑Bissau

Hot Mule Records is reissuing vinyl editions of some of the most famous records by José Carlos Schwartz, the great poet and musician from Guinea-Bissau. Lua ki di nos (“The moon is ours”) will be released on April 9.

Awori and Twani, at the service of her majesty Ranavalona III
Interview
Awori and Twani, at the service of her majesty Ranavalona III

Alternating between sumptuous melodies and driving, impactful rap, Awori has joined forces with Twani, a beatmaker from Lyon, for an album as politically-engaged as it is sensitive. Ranavalona, pays tribute to the last Malagasy queen, and establishes her place in the pan-African pantheon of defiant women.

100 women to listen to on March 8 (and on any other day)
List / Guide
100 women to listen to on March 8 (and on any other day)

For this International Women’s Day, PAM has compiled a playlist in which African or Afro-descendant women are the central characters. It is meant as a tribute to women, their struggles, as well as their past and future victories.