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Music Yared highlight Ethiopian folk music
Music Yared highlight Ethiopian folk music

Originally from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Australia, the Music Yared trio brings the ancient musical traditions of East Africa to the contemporary world.

Nasty C, the South African rapper blazing trails
Nasty C, the South African rapper blazing trails

Zulu Man With Some Power, the South African rapper’s third album, has just been released. At 23 years old, Nasty C continues his meteoric rise.

Compilation New Horizons brings together the rising stars of South African jazz
Compilation New Horizons brings together the rising stars of South African jazz

From Johannesburg, DJ Okapi and Shane Cooper put the country’s young jazz talents in the spotlight through 12 finely selected tracks.

BŪJIN, poetry between Brazil and South Africa
BŪJIN, poetry between Brazil and South Africa

On her new single “SERGIO”, the Kenyan-South African BŪJIN draws a vivid satire of modern colonialism. She explains the metaphor in a nearly philosophical interview.  A versatile artist, Dani Kyengo takes advantage of her Kenyan […]

Leo PaLayeng, memories of an elephant
Leo PaLayeng, memories of an elephant

Ugandan producer and musician Leo PaLayeng has been electrifying the music of the Acholi people for 20 years now. PAM sat down with one of the precursors of the Acholitronix movement about his new album […]

DJ Cuppy breaks down Africa Now
DJ Cuppy breaks down Africa Now

Nigeria’s foremost female DJ talks to PAM about her partnership with Apple Music as host and DJ of the recently launched Africa Now program, bringing Africa’s best and brightest to the world. The formidable DJ […]

Beating Heart, back to the future
Focus label
Beating Heart, back to the future

Tracey accumulated 35,000 recordings from the 1920s to the 1970s which were recorded in 18 different countries and across 250 ethnic groups. Chris Pedley and Oliver Moira helped local contemporary producers tap into this incredible […]

Zara McFarlane regains consciousness in Jamaica
Zara McFarlane regains consciousness in Jamaica

The London-born singer’s new album, Songs of an Unknown Tongue, is the outcome of a journey back into her ancestral homeland of Jamaica, where she regained her roots, confirming her dazzling career on her fourth […]

Asapolis and his journey of “musical and cultural richness”
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 […]

Sipho the Gift breaks down his latest EP Bloom
Sipho the Gift breaks down his latest EP Bloom

South African rapper Sipho the Gift unveils his new EP Bloom, a jazzy 4 track project with a potent feel good production. For the occasion PAM met with Sipho to discuss his background, influences and […]

Yinoluu and the alternative frequencies of Nigeria
Yinoluu and the alternative frequencies of Nigeria

The producer/beatmaker who draws inspiration from photography, theatre, cinema and architecture, is at the forefront of a rebellious alternative scene that stretches across West Africa.