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“Mario”: Franco’s biggest hit now has a lyric video
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“Mario”: Franco’s biggest hit now has a lyric video

We land in Zaire’s Cité de la Voix, where the state-owned radio and television stations are located. Franco is filmed here at the Maman Angebi studio, named after an important female figure in Zairean television. […]

5 albums to discover this week
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5 albums to discover this week

Our week’s selection includes Malian diva Oumou Sangaré’s fusion album, Pierre Kwenders’ hommage to Papa Wemba, KMRU & Aho Ssan reveal an explosive album, Congolese rumba is revisited under an experimental rock lens and Okmalumkoolkat takes a hip-hop detour from gqom.

PAM revisits Papa Wemba’s Le Voyageur
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PAM revisits Papa Wemba’s Le Voyageur

For the third and final in our series on classic albums recorded in Paris in the eighties and nineties during the first coming of “world music” we consider Le Voyageur by Papa Wemba.

Jason Tamba goes solo on “Gethsemane” with album on the way
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Jason Tamba goes solo on "Gethsemane" with album on the way

The Congolese musician and former member of Afro Fiesta takes his world renowned talents solo with a single announcing his debut album Don’t Give Up. Born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of […]

PAM Club: Cortega pays tribute to Sam Mangwana
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PAM Club: Cortega pays tribute to Sam Mangwana

This week’s special edition features one of the giants of rumba, Sam Mangwana. DJ Cortega has long been a fan and jumped at the chance to make a mix dedicated to one of his idols. […]

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African Guitar Heroes
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African Guitar Heroes

Let’s take a few tours and detours all over the continent to discover some of its guitar masters. To hear them at their best you often have to wait until the 1st verse or chorus is over; wait for the song to bloom and for the guitarist to rise.

The Rumba Kings: Film gets world premier at DOXA festival
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The Rumba Kings: Film gets world premier at DOXA festival

Two years after PAM told you about The Rumba Kings the film is finally being released. The DOXA festival in Vancouver has selected the film and will screen it on 6th May.

SLM Libende Boyz channel Escobar in new video
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SLM Libende Boyz channel Escobar in new video

SLM Libende Boyz launch their EP campaign with a new video in the vain of Pablo Escobar, full of dance, lawlessness, and the contagious rhythms of Congolese rumba. Congolese group SLM / Libende Boyz is […]