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PAM presents:  Noire Velours, at home in Lomé
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PAM presents: Noire Velours, at home in Lomé

The 4th film in the Off the Map series takes us to Lomé, following the footsteps of Noire Velours, a young singer who reclaims her differences and works to free herself from the challenges society’s silence perpetuates. A documentary by Elom 20ce, who is here to elaborate the story.     

Ernesto Djédjé : king of ziglibithy, father of the ziglibithiens
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Ernesto Djédjé : king of ziglibithy, father of the ziglibithiens

Analog Africa reissues a selection of tracks by Ernesto Djédjé, hero of the Ivorian musical epic whose modern rise caused a sensation well beyond his country. Passed on far too early, Ernesto embodied the fusion of soul, funk, and the traditions of his beloved region.

Oriental Brothers: celebrating 50 years with a new record!
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Oriental Brothers: celebrating 50 years with a new record!

Owing to the tenacity of their leader, Dan Satch, and the label Palenque Records, 50 years after their first album the famous Igbo highlife orchestra from eastern Nigeria is back with a new record.

Miriam Makeba, and the fight goes on
Profiles
Miriam Makeba, and the fight goes on

90 years ago, the South African singer, who was to become “Mama Africa”, a Pan-African heroine, was born. The life of a woman who thought that the fight should never end.

PAM presents Gidam, a fully immersive film from the streets of revolution
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PAM presents Gidam, a fully immersive film from the streets of revolution

PAM presents Gidam (until the end), a film by Arthur Larie and Bastien Massa, shot in December 2021 in Sudan. It follows Enas, a young percussionist who accompanies the protests demanding the departure of the military from power.

Mandela, a hero of many songs
List / Guide
Mandela, a hero of many songs

Thirty-one years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of the Victor Verster prison, where he had spent the last years of his detention, finally appearing before the eyes of the world. He was free, at last. […]

Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 historic leaders
Series
Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 historic leaders

While Black History Month is all year round for us at PAM, we’re going to celebrate this February and publish a number of special articles. Here we have an annotated playlist made up of 5 songs from 5 historic African leaders.

Cesária Évora: memories of a journey
History
Cesária Évora: memories of a journey

10 years after her passing, PAM remembers the diva along with her loved ones, exploring the mark her bare feet left on the world.