The Nigerian music industry, facing the reality of the pandemic, has turned virtual. The digital world is busy as ever as TikTok challenges and Instagram Lives begin to take the place of traditional video. That […]
Amidst mounting tragedy, the music keeps playing. Here’s a selection of what we unearthed this month. The president of South Africa went live on national television to announce a phased approach towards easing lockdown regulations. […]
In the wake of the unjust murder of George Floyd, we look at hip-hop’s power of social commentary and political change regarding police brutality towards African Americans. The most recent killing of George Floyd on May […]
Already proud to be able to wave essential compilations dedicated to Sudan, Somalia, Haiti or Cape Verde, Ostinato is now collaborating with the Groupe RTD to record the first ever international album to emerge from […]
South African drummer Asher Gamedze announces his debut album Dialectic Soul on the British label On the Corner, which is a string of quality releases. Discussion with this virtuoso of the sticks.
Nyege Nyege has teamed up with the MBE label to publish a limited edition magazine called Nyege Nyege Archive and accompany it with a tape of field recordings made in Africa, mainly in the 1950s […]
London duo Coldcut unveils the track “Future Toyi Toyi” from their collaboration KELEKETLA! with artists from South Africa. Keleketla! is a collaborative project that started at Keleketla! Library, an independent library in Johannesburg. The album […]
For the year of 2020, Sahel Sounds presents “Music from Saharan WhatsApp.” Every month, the label release an EP from a musical group in the Sahel recorded on a cellphone, transmitted over WhatsApp, and uploaded to Bandcamp, where it will live for one month only.
Check out the first extract “Theme For Cecil”, a tribute to Cecil Taylor. Created in 1973, the iconic afro-jazz band, Ackamoor and The Pyramids, are back on the scene after their last album An Angel […]
One year after the outstanding performance of “Bad Commando”, the young prodigy Rema has returned to the Colors Show to perform the unreleased track “Fame”. 2019 was a standout year for Rema. Having released a […]
After the viral hit “Try Me”, singer-songwriter and producer Tems unveils her first song of the year. Tems’ popularity is no longer debatable. The RnB/Soul alternative singer is a close collaborator of Nigerian artist Odunsi and […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]