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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.

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.

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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.

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

Born and raised in Labadi, a coastal community that’s part of the bustling Ghanaian capital, Accra, Gafacci’s got music running in his DNA.

PAM Rewind: mOma’s world in 10 tracks
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PAM Rewind: mOma’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. Today we start with DJ mOma.

Crazy Jazzmen of Africa: BYG and the 1969 Pan-African music festival in Algeria
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Crazy Jazzmen of Africa: BYG and the 1969 Pan‑African music festival in Algeria

Episode 3: BYG Records, an adventurous label, released a series of albums in the autumn of 1969 which became legendary when they invited the cream of American free jazz back from the Pan-African Festival in […]

From Franck Descollonges’ record collection
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From Franck Descollonges’ record collection

This summer the boss of the label Heavenly Sweetness shares with us some of the treasures of his record collection. Read and listen with abandon! Today, the Brazilian Marcos Valle. Hello all, I’m delighted to […]