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Pop Smoke hosts Davido and Burna Boy on posthumous deluxe
Review
Pop Smoke hosts Davido and Burna Boy on posthumous deluxe

Pop Smoke’s posthumous deluxe, released on his 21st birthday, includes Nigerian superstars DaVido and Burna Boy, for a bittersweet international collaboration.

Lafawndah, the day after the world ends
Review
Lafawndah, the day after the world ends

With “You, At The End”, Lafawndah is back – a high priestess on the brink of a new world. From London, the artist has announced the release of The Fifth Season, a second album expected on 8th September. Let’s meet.

The magnetic songs of Moses Sumney
Review
The magnetic songs of Moses Sumney

‘Performer | Poor Person | laughing & crying’. This is Moses Sumney’s bio on Twitter, a space where he regularly posts his poetical and political musings, as well as images with sublime yet quite disturbing […]

Lee Scratch Perry, Arkology
Review
Lee Scratch Perry, Arkology

PAM is here to help you rediscover some unmissable records. Today, the treasure chest that is Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Arkology (Island / Universal)

Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, two giants reunited beyond death
Interview
Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, two giants reunited beyond death

Tony Allen has completed the project he began ten years ago with his friend Hugh Masekela, who left us in 2018. Following the release of this new album, Rejoice, PAM met the brilliant drummer in Paris. […]

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Rogê & Seu Jorge, fellow sambists
Interview
Rogê & Seu Jorge, fellow sambists

The two accomplices engraved their reunion in wax. Without preparations or effects, they dedicate their old friendship to it, and confirm their immense talent as sambists. For PAM, Rogê comes back to this “direct to […]

1964: Nina Simone sings ‘Mississippi Goddam’
History
1964: Nina Simone sings 'Mississippi Goddam'

Each year on the 1st of February, Black History Month begins in the United States. A month dedicated to African-American history and the African diaspora. PAM revisits a few moments of its history with emblematic […]

Washington, white power, black capital
Review
Washington, white power, black capital

Released in 1975, the political-funk delirium “Chocolate City” by George Clinton’s Parliament imagined the American capital under black sovereignty and a White House entrusted to figures of Black Power. Here is the third episode of […]

‘A Change Is Gonna Come’, a hymn for Civil Rights
History
'A Change Is Gonna Come', a hymn for Civil Rights

Once a week during Black History Month, PAM will be bringing you emblematic pieces of music from Black American artists that reflect the country’s history. Episode 2: “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke […]

Show Dem Camp’s mainstream venture The Palmwine Express
Review
Show Dem Camp's mainstream venture The Palmwine Express

Releasing their second album of the year, Show Dem Camp’s The Palmwine Express is a creative mix of hip-hop, juju, R&B, pop and Nigeria’s historic palm-wine music featuring Tems, Nonso, Burna Boy and more.  Show […]

Transmusicales: an entranced festival experience
Article
Transmusicales: an entranced festival experience

At the Transmusicales festival, “trance” is not just a word in its name. PAM accompanied artists at the festival whose music is closely linked to a phenomenon ethnomusicologist Gilbert Rouget dedicated a reference book to, […]