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Stambali: the last dance with the spirits
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Stambali: the last dance with the spirits

A pantheon of spirits born in sub-Saharan Africa; ceremonies held behind closed doors; and therapy through music… For centuries, the stambali has brought vibrations to Tunisia, through a ritual that heals and delivers. It’s time to get possesed!

Welcome to Kumerica: dive into the Kumasi street phenomenon
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Welcome to Kumerica: dive into the Kumasi street phenomenon

In Ghana, rap is going through a revival with the drill wave. The subgenre revealed the existence of the Kumerica subculture to the whole country, originating from the poor neighbourhoods of Kumasi.

Asapolis and his journey of “musical and cultural richness”
Interview
Asapolis and his journey of "musical and cultural richness"

The young and talented Asapolis, based in Nigeria, grew up in an environment where music had a predominant place in his everyday life. Strongly influenced by the Congolese rumba, Asapolis answered a few questions for […]

J.Derobie, a Ghanaian dancehall story
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J.Derobie, a Ghanaian dancehall story

PAM met with Ghana’s new dancehall sensation, who just unveiled his first project Nungua Diaries.

Bab L’Bluz, or Gnawa’s eternal voyage
Article
Bab L’Bluz, or Gnawa’s eternal voyage

With their debut album, Nayda, the band Bab L’Bluz mix the rhythms of Gnawa trance with rock and curling incense. Both poetic and powerful.

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dumama+kechou’s debut buffering juju is a menagerie of South African identity
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dumama+kechou’s debut buffering juju is a menagerie of South African identity

On their debut release titled buffering juju, out now on the Mushroom Hour label, the nomadic folk duo of dumama+kechou offer up takes, re-takes, fixes, and sedimentary reduxes to the sound otherwise known as electronic music.

The rising producer Kilamanzego offers futuristic African takes on bass music
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The rising producer Kilamanzego offers futuristic African takes on bass music

Born in the Bronx from Ghanaian parents, Kilamanzego comes to the forefront of the scene with These Roots Are on Fire, a promising and incredibly stimulating first EP. PAM spoke with the artist to better understand her […]

Listen to an exclusive mix from rising producer DJ Danifox
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Listen to an exclusive mix from rising producer DJ Danifox

Partner in crime with the Príncipe Discos label, the young Lisboner Danifox continues to rise with a second EP in pure batida tradition. For the occasion, he offers us an exclusive mix and tells us […]

Extra Soul Perception, augmented reality music
Interview
Extra Soul Perception, augmented reality music

Get together eight artists from a number of different countries and backgrounds for a week in Nairobi to create an album and a documentary – this was the ambitious gamble made and won by the […]

PsychoYP and Abuja trap
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PsychoYP and Abuja trap

The Nigerian rapper from Abuja built his success away from Lagos, boasting a trap style of his own, drawing on afrobeats as well as American slang and sound. Interview Is Atlanta still the first city […]

T’Neeya and the language of afrobeats
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T’Neeya and the language of afrobeats

Born in Douala, based in Ghana T’Neeya is one of the rising stars of afrobeats. In French, Pidgin, English or German, the polyglot artist reaches audiences across borders. Interview. With West-African artists rising on huge […]