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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.

PAM presents: Sitos, on alert in Kinshasa
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PAM presents: Sitos, on alert in Kinshasa

This second installment from our documentary series Off the Map takes us to Kinshasa (CDR), the birthplace of zagué, an indescribable style celebrated by Sitos – a laborer by day and singer by night – among others.

PAM Rewind: Cheetah’s world in 10 tracks
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PAM Rewind: Cheetah'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 her musical universe.

PAM presents: Molotof, plugged-in to Cairo’s flame
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PAM presents: Molotof, plugged‑in to Cairo’s flame

In Cairo, between post-revolutionary disillusionment and the unbridled creativity of its music scene, young electronic producer Molotof tells his story.

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A brief guide to hiplife
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A brief guide to hiplife

PAM takes you back to when Ghanaians were living the hiplife, a 1990s musical and generational craze which placed hip-hop verses in-between highlife guitar loops.

KiDi, forever a golden boy
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KiDi, forever a golden boy

If you are a close follower of all TikTok trends, it is almost impossible you have never heard “Shut up… and bend over”. These words were sung by Dennis Nana Dwamena, better known as KiDi, […]

PAM Rewind: De Schuurman’s world in 10 tracks
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PAM Rewind: De Schuurman'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.

The 50 best albums of 2021
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The 50 best albums of 2021

Listen in on 2021 with our pan-African selection from Cairo to Pretoria, Lagos to Nairobi, featuring the likes of Ayra Starr, Mdou Moctar, Focalistic, Nahawa Doumbia, and Kasai Allstars.

Nsasi, indomitable and misunderstood
Interview
Nsasi, indomitable and misunderstood

The Anti-Mass collective has just released DOXA, a first EP embodying electronic queer resistance in Uganda. We spoke to Nsasi, one of the masterminds behind the team.

South African jazz blooms under Malcolm Jiyane’s spell on UMDALI
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South African jazz blooms under Malcolm Jiyane’s spell on UMDALI

South African trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Jiyane creates an atmosphere for people, spaces, ideas, and traditions with his new album UMDALI.