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Miriam Makeba, and the fight goes on
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Miriam Makeba, and the fight goes on

90 years ago, the South African singer, who was to become “Mama Africa”, a Pan-African heroine, was born. The life of a woman who thought that the fight should never end.

Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 activists
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Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 activists

While Black History Month is all year round for us at PAM, we’re going to celebrate this February and publish a number of special articles. Here we have an annotated playlist made up of 5 songs from 5 historic activists.

Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 historic leaders
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Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 historic leaders

While Black History Month is all year round for us at PAM, we’re going to celebrate this February and publish a number of special articles. Here we have an annotated playlist made up of 5 songs from 5 historic African leaders.

African Guitar Heroes
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African Guitar Heroes

Let’s take a few tours and detours all over the continent to discover some of its guitar masters. To hear them at their best you often have to wait until the 1st verse or chorus is over; wait for the song to bloom and for the guitarist to rise.

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.

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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 tracks
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PAM Rewind: Cee Elassaad's world in 10 tracks

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)