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Bokonzi, power from the streets of Kin according to Lova Lova
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Bokonzi, power from the streets of Kin according to Lova Lova

The Master of Thunder delivers a relentless lesson of truth in Bokonzi, his new EP out February 3rd via Blue Line Records and PIAS.

Voyageur, nine unreleased tracks from Ali Farka Touré in posthumous album
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Voyageur, nine unreleased tracks from Ali Farka Touré in posthumous album

Nick Gold, World Circuit and Vieux Farka Touré unveil nine previously unreleased compositions by the great Ali Farka Touré with the album Voyageur, available March 10th.

Waahli takes us to Havana in his mini-film, “Men Sou Yo”
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Waahli takes us to Havana in his mini‑film, "Men Sou Yo"

Riding the momentum of his latest album Soap Box, the Canadian rapper Waahli releases a new video that brings to life the atmosphere of his concert in Cuba with the track “Men Sou Yo”.

Afronation, Afrochella, and the many thrills of Accra
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Afronation, Afrochella, and the many thrills of Accra

PAM is on the ground for the 2022 editions of Afronation and Afrochella in Ghana’s capital for the wild times and world class performances of some of Africa’s biggest stars.

Vusi Mahlasela, Norman Zulu and Jive Connection see Face To Face on upcoming reissue
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Vusi Mahlasela, Norman Zulu and Jive Connection see Face To Face on upcoming reissue

The Face To Face project, a rare recording of the magical encounter between Sotho folk singers and Swedish collective, is brought back to life by Strut Records. Out January 27th.

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Ghoula, the Tunisian “ogre”, unveils the first single of his 2nd album
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Ghoula, the Tunisian "ogre", unveils the first single of his 2nd album

Tunisian producer Ghoula (ogre), head of the electro-cultural appropriation label, Shouka Records, announces his second album with “Jougar”, an exclusive single on PAM. Whether it is Nuri, Mettani or Ghoula (from the Arabic al-ghoûla, “the […]

Mdou Moctar and black midi’s worlds collide in impromptu drumming session
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Mdou Moctar and black midi’s worlds collide in impromptu drumming session

The Nigerien and British bands’ respective drummers Souleymane Ibrahim and Morgan Simpson met up for a jam in Chicago. Rough Trade Records recorded this happy encounter. In September 2022, Chicago’s Electrical Audio studios became the […]

Get wild with Munchi’s new mambo mixtape
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Get wild with Munchi’s new mambo mixtape

Netherlands-based DJ Munchi is giving his early work a fresh release. His experimental mambo double opus I Love Mambo Mixtape + Mambo Detonao EP is packed with unreleased material, out December 2nd via Nyege Nyege […]

10 albums to discover from November 2022
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10 albums to discover from November 2022

Every month, PAM browses the pan-African scenes to offer a selection of ten fresh releases. This November, listen to PsychoYP, Molotof, Somadina, Ezra Collective, and more.

Daniel Haaksman teases new album Sonido Lava with hot single “Magma”
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Daniel Haaksman teases new album Sonido Lava with hot single “Magma”

The Berlin-based DJ and producer Daniel Haaksman will deliver his fourth album Sonido Lava in spring 2023. In the meantime, here’s “Magma”, a club-ready funky, bossa nova fusion.  Like the runny lava and hovering dark […]

Numero Group unveils unheard Laraaji material in Segue To Infinity box set
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Numero Group unveils unheard Laraaji material in Segue To Infinity box set

The archival record label dusts off new age magician Laraaji’s debut album Celestial Vibration, as well as six never-before-heard, slide-long recordings in a 4xLP set to release February 2023. The light glissando of discreet chimes, […]