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PAM Rewind: mOma’s world in 10 tracks
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PAM Rewind: mOma’s world in 10 tracks

Every month Cortega picks a DJ or producer who puts Africa and its diaspora in the spotlight. Featuring an exclusive playlist of the 10 sounds that have shaped his musical universe. Today we start with DJ mOma.

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

Kweku Smoke’s Snoop Forever is a trip to reality
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Kweku Smoke’s Snoop Forever is a trip to reality

The Ghanaian rapper launches the offensive with this boiling first album, dedicated to his late brother. A cold journey through the West African ghettos, told by one of the fiercest lyricists of his time.

The‌ ‌best ‌Nigerian‌ ‌songs ‌of‌ the year ‌2020‌ ‌
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The‌ ‌best ‌Nigerian‌ ‌songs ‌of‌ the year ‌2020‌ ‌

Our Nigeria-based journalist Joel Praise has selected his favourite Nigerian tracks of the year.

The best 10 South African jazz albums of the year 2020
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The best 10 South African jazz albums of the year 2020

Our South Africa-based journalist Tseliso Monaheng has selected his favourite South African jazz releases of the year.

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The best albums of the year 2020
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The best albums of the year 2020

2021 is fast approaching and it presents the opportunity for PAM to look back on the best albums of the last year. A difficult year is drawing to a close, one in which the world […]

The best rap albums of the year 2020
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The best rap albums of the year 2020

2021 is fast approaching and with it the opportunity for PAM to look back on the best rap albums of the last year.

Amha Eshèté, the exile and the return to native land
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Amha Eshèté, the exile and the return to native land

The second and final part of our long-form interview with Amha Eshèté, founder of Amha Records. Ethiopia’s very first independent label recorded the most beautiful sonic era of Swinging Addis.

Amha Eshèté, the dreamer who cut the grooves of Ethiopia’s golden sounds onto wax
Interview
Amha Eshèté, the dreamer who cut the grooves of Ethiopia’s golden sounds onto wax

Amha Eshèté fut le premier producteur indépendant de disques d’Éthiopie. Il se raconte à PAM (première partie).

Pa Salieu: the crowning glory of Coventry
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Pa Salieu: the crowning glory of Coventry

From his first forays into freestyling, his hit ‘Frontlines’ written in twenty minutes, close shaves with death and being in the studio with FKA Twigs…with Send Them to Coventry, Pa Salieu comes through with all that was promised with his wild debut. From now on the new English rap scene is his. Let’s meet him.

Femi to Made Kuti, afrobeat no go die
Interview
Femi to Made Kuti, afrobeat no go die

PAM checks in with father son duo Femi and Made Kuti to talk about music, the state of Pan-Africanism, and what’s next for the Kuti family.