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Oxlade on the verge of global acclaim
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Oxlade on the verge of global acclaim

The Nigerian falsetto singer has taken his signature voice from obscurity to international stardom with a slim string of tracks. PAM interviews the young artist to break down his success.

PAM presents: Eesah Yasuké, the Samurai from Roubaix
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PAM presents: Eesah Yasuké, the Samurai from Roubaix

From fractured lives to resilience, Eesah Yasuke, a steady rapper from Roubaix, tells her story in a new PAM documentary, by Narjes Bahhar.

The best afro club tracks of the season
List / Guide
The best afro club tracks of the season

This is it, the journalistic extension of our afro + club playlist is now a monthly series. A rendezvous not to be missed for DJs, clubbers and lovers of dancefloor sounds impregnated with the culture of the continent and its diaspora.

Tuning in to Nyege Nyege 2022
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Tuning in to Nyege Nyege 2022

PAM is on the ground at Nyege Nyege 2022 to give you the play-by-play on the world’s wildest party. Get deeper with more live glitter and chaos on Instagram and Facebook.

The Kenyan metal music scene, between flames and darkness
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The Kenyan metal music scene, between flames and darkness

As of last year, Nairobi’s hot underbelly has propelled into orbit one of its most infamous offspring yet: Duma.

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Sha Sha’s all about resilience
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Sha Sha’s all about resilience

The Zimbabwean-South African amapiano singer is about to release her debut album aptly named I’m Alive.

Peter Tosh: Legalizing the legacy of the other reggae icon
Profiles
Peter Tosh: Legalizing the legacy of the other reggae icon

Yin and Yang. Bob Marley and the Wailers embody for many the arrival of reggae into Western ears. Posterity often forgets the contribution of another revolutionary, original Wailer: Peter Tosh, assassinated on September 11, 1987.

Scúru Fitchádu and funaná’s forbidden full circle
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Scúru Fitchádu and funaná’s forbidden full circle

Inside a chic hotel on the island of Santiago, in Cape Verde’s capital, Praia, with Sette Sujidade, aliás Marcus Veiga. Marcus is the singer and leader of Scúru Fitchádu (Créole for deep black) and wears his headbanging heart on his sleeve.

Twi, tradition and hiplife with Pure Akan
Interview
Twi, tradition and hiplife with Pure Akan

Pure Akan wields his heritage and folk stories to create an empowering backdrop to his hiplife sound. The rapper, singer and linguist takes us through the power of names, history and his latest album, Nyame Mma.

Steve Monite: The return of Nigeria’s King of Boogie
Profiles
Steve Monite: The return of Nigeria’s King of Boogie

“It Is Like My Music Was Waiting For This Generation” says disco funk relic Steve Monite as he tells the story of his oddball musical career and the massive reemergence of his timeless boogie classics.

8 East African producers you should know
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8 East African producers you should know

Introducing a list of the Kenyan and Ugandan changemakers that are channeling a future-facing sound into the East African music scene using global inspiration and new technologies.