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PAM Rewind: Jamz Supernova’s world in 10 tracks
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PAM Rewind: Jamz Supernova's world in 10 tracks

Jamz Supernova, BBC Radio 1Xtra host and founder of the label Future Bounce, breaks down her come-up in the UK music scene and the tracks that inspired her understanding of heritage, influence, and the future of music.

Farewell Francis, your children salute you #3 : Patrick Bebey
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Farewell Francis, your children salute you #3 : Patrick Bebey

Francis Bebey left us twenty years ago. After Kidi and Toups, it is now the turn of Patrick, a musician, to share with us a musical memory of his father. He has chosen to dive into the album Dibiye, which has recently been reissued.

Farewell Bebey, your children salute you #2 : Toups Bebey
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Farewell Bebey, your children salute you #2 : Toups Bebey

This week, three of Francis Bebey’s children will talk about a song or an album by their late father. Today it’s Toups’ turn.

Farewell Bebey, your children salute you #1: Kidi Bebey
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Farewell Bebey, your children salute you #1: Kidi Bebey

This week, 3 of his children remember him with a song or an album. Kidi, a writer and a journalist, starts the serie and speaks of Francis the Free. Can you hear it?

PAM Rewind: Cee Elassaad’s world in 10 songs
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PAM Rewind: Cee Elassaad's world in 10 songs

Cee Elassaad has become a heavyweight on the afro-house scene, who helped put Morocco on the electronic music map.

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And it’s farewell Nkrumah…
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And it’s farewell Nkrumah...

In the mid-1960s the father of an independent Ghana was becoming increasingly authoritarian and discontentment was growing, particularly amongst the military. Ghana was entering a period of uncertainty.

After the sun of independence come the rains
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After the sun of independence come the rains

Ghana opened the floodgates to independence, but the storm clouds soon formed over Kwame Nkrumah’s head, caught in the net of the Cold War. Music, as always, accompanies these events. Ghana Freedom (4/5)

PAM Rewind: Boddhi Satva’s world in 15 songs
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PAM Rewind: Boddhi Satva's world in 15 songs

Every month Cortega picks a DJ or producer who puts Africa and its diaspora in the spotlight. Featuring an exclusive playlist of the 15 sounds that have shaped his musical universe. Today we invite the Central African producer Boddhi Satva.

1956: Louis Armstrong lands in Ghana
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1956: Louis Armstrong lands in Ghana

Ghana Freedom (3/5) : In May 1956 Louis Armstrong, a jazz deity, came for a two day visit to Ghana.

The black star of Ghana in the firmament of independence
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The black star of Ghana in the firmament of independence

Ghana Freedom (1/5) | Ghana, the first sub-Saharan African nation to gain independence, was like a guiding star for those dreaming of freedom.

On 6th March 1957, Gold Coast gained its independence and became Ghana
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On 6th March 1957, Gold Coast gained its independence and became Ghana

64 years ago Gold Coast won its freedom and became Ghana. We look back on the music surrounding this event, a glimpse of independence for the whole continent.