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The women of amapiano
Feature
The women of amapiano

Revered for their attention to detail, unshakable poise and perseverance behind the mic, we introduce a full slate of amapiano’s private school icons and new school torch bearers who have DJed, produced, rapped and sang their way into unabashed prominence.

The best Nigerian songs of 2021 so far (3rd quarter)
List / Guide
The best Nigerian songs of 2021 so far (3rd quarter)

Here is the latest Naija music of the third quarter of 2021.

Sankara in song, a memoriam
Liste / Guide
Sankara in song, a memoriam

On October 11th, in Ouagadougou, the trial for the assasination of the man who baptised his country with the name Burkina Faso, opens. His name was Thomas Sankara, and his example, which continues to inspire new generations, has also inspired a number of songs.

Rap: 10 tracks and a tour of Africa (3rd semester)
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Rap: 10 tracks and a tour of Africa (3rd semester)

Rap is a genre that never stands still, so PAM brings you the latest developments from the African continent. Here is our selection of the 10 best tracks released over the last three months.

Miles Davis: a sun’s path in 100 tracks and 5 stops
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Miles Davis: a sun’s path in 100 tracks and 5 stops

Thirty years ago, music giant Miles Davis passed away in California. In partnership with Getup, PAM looks back – in 5 steps and as many playlists – on the journey of a revolutionary.

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Portuguese-speaking Africa: 10 songs for the end of a colonial empire
Histoire
Portuguese‑speaking Africa: 10 songs for the end of a colonial empire

The Carnation Revolution spelled the end of Portugal’s colonial empire. From Cape Verde to Angola, Mozambique to Guinea-Bissau, we look back to the soundtrack of the years of liberation.

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

London’s UK Funky “Goddess of Rhythm”, KG, runs us through her genre bending blend of favorite tracks from alté and gqom to house and Afrobeats including an amaPiano inspired track from her own repertoire.

From Franck Descollonges’ record collection: Summer Jazz Carnival
Liste / Guide
From Franck Descollonges’ record collection: Summer Jazz Carnival

The end of summer is coming, but I’m not going to give you the “beach blues” and so we’re going to end on a high note with some jazz records that represent a bit of an in-house specialty and a big part of my vinyl collection. T

The best music videos of summer 2021
Liste / Guide
The best music videos of summer 2021

To avoid falling into back-to-school hopelessness, PAM offers you a list of the best music videos of summer 2021, to keep the same energy at the office as at the club.

From Franck Descollonges’ record collection: Music from Reunion Island
Liste / Guide
From Franck Descollonges’ record collection: Music from Reunion Island

This summer the boss of the Heavenly Sweetness label shares some of the treasures of his record collection with us.

From Franck Descollonges’ record collection: afro-funk
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From Franck Descollonges’ record collection: afro‑funk

This week, as part of PAM’s Records of the Summer series, we’re off to Africa with a selection of Afro-funk LPs.