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Oumou Sangaré : “It’s difficult to rattle me”
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Oumou Sangaré : "It’s difficult to rattle me"

In Mali, her home country, she is busy with a project to create an institute ; she recorded her new album Timbuktu in the United States ; and she has recently become an actress in a film shot in France. Oumou Sangaré is back indeed and speaks cogently and with humour about her thirty-year career. Interview.

Cheb Runner, angry immigrant music for a unified dancefloor
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Cheb Runner, angry immigrant music for a unified dancefloor

PAM met Cheb Runner at The Hague’s 2022 Rewire festival, an artist building bridges between a musical past and electric future through the eyes of an angry immigrant bent on unifying the public through dance.

Dope Saint Jude showcases her Higher Self
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Dope Saint Jude showcases her Higher Self

South African singer, songwriter and rapper Dope Saint Jude takes another leap in her music that’s pushing boundaries with epic sounds and biting lyrics on the release of her EP Higher Self.

Ecko Bazz: smuggling love into the apocalypse
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Ecko Bazz: smuggling love into the apocalypse

At Rewire’s eleventh festival edition in The Hague, PAM meets backstage with Ecko Bazz after an explosive performance to talk about love’s place in his earth-shattering music. Interview.

Ohms Law Montana, championing youth change in Mombasa
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Ohms Law Montana, championing youth change in Mombasa

For a long time, Nairobi has been in the spotlight with its rapidly growing music scene. The world got a sneak peek of the country’s scene from legendary Nairobi drill artists Buruklyn Boyz in “BBC” […]

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Ikoqwe: Batida and Ikonoklasta extraterrestrial hip-hop from Angolan iconoclasts
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Ikoqwe: Batida and Ikonoklasta extraterrestrial hip‑hop from Angolan iconoclasts

PAM met Ikoqwe, an Angolan hip-hop duo made up of Pedro Coquenão and Luaty Beirão, off-stage at Rennes’ Transmusicales Festival for a cosmic detour discussing the essence of hip-hop, iconoclastic political activists and the reimagining Angolan sound samples.

Kojey Radical gives Reason to Smile
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Kojey Radical gives Reason to Smile

UK rapper and son of Ghanaian immigrants, Kojey Radical, releases his much anticipated debut album, narrated by his mother and introducing a “space and bass” sound full of funky horns and cerebral lyrics.

Kuami Eugene the rock star from the black star
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Kuami Eugene the rock star from the black star

A highlife singer, an Afrobeats star and a pop icon, Kuami Eugene carries the flag of Ghana high. Known as the “rockstar” of his country, his next move is world domination. PAM spoke with him live from Accra.

Aṣa breathes fresh air with new album, V
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Aṣa breathes fresh air with new album, V

Aṣa talks to PAM about her artistic vision and upbringing to celebrate the release of her latest album, V, a project that act local and thinks global. 

Ibaaku: Pioneer of Senegalese electro
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Ibaaku: Pioneer of Senegalese electro

The futuristic Senegalese artist continues his exploration of the worlds from the capital city in constant mutation, which he named “Neo Dakar”. For PAM, he breaks down his approach and tells us about his love of all things fusion.

Bonga, from the childhood courtyard
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Bonga, from the childhood courtyard

He could have become a sprinter, a public servant or a guerrilla, but Bonga turned his husky voice into a unique weapon that has conquered the world. His new album celebrates his 50-year career, and the music of his childhood in the family courtyard.