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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 […]

June 30th, 1960: when the independence of Congo was put to music
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June 30th, 1960: when the independence of Congo was put to music

Running through June 30, PAM invites you to discover a new episode each weekly in our series dedicated to the Independence of present day DRC and the musical power of Rumba.

The Congo dives deep into the Afro-Cuban sound
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The Congo dives deep into the Afro‑Cuban sound

In the first episode of our series dedicated to the soundtrack of independence from Congo (DRC), PAM reflects on the influence of Afro-Cuban music that the first great Congolese orchestras began to imitate, before they broke free to create their own sound: “Congolese rumba”.

Legendary Congolese rumba jam by Les Mangelepa Orchestra reissued on Secousse
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Legendary Congolese rumba jam by Les Mangelepa Orchestra reissued on Secousse

Nyako Konya is the name of a jam session that has become one of the key tracks of Kenyan orchestra Les Mangelepa. Marseilles-based label Secousse has re-released Nyako Konya with three unreleased remixes. Nairobi, Kenya, […]

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The 80 best albums of the 2010s
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The 80 best albums of the 2010s

2020 is here. An occasion for PAM to revisit the last decade’s best albums. From 2010 to 2019, here are our 80 essential albums of the decade. It was abundantly clear at the top of […]

Sankayi band’s ‘Il ne faut pas intervenir’ resurfaces on a short live video
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Sankayi band's 'Il ne faut pas intervenir' resurfaces on a short live video

Before releasing Kinshasa 1978, an album of unreleased recordings from four bands of Kinshasa, Crammed Discs unveils a rare video of the song ‘Il ne faut pas intervenir’ performed by Masanka band. Filmed in the […]

Bantou Mentale unveils trippy music video for ‘Château Rouge’
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Bantou Mentale unveils trippy music video for 'Château Rouge'

An experimental music video for Bantou Mentale debut album’s main single, “Château Rouge”. Afro-punk band Bantou Mentale composed of singer Apocalypse, drummer Cubain Kabeya, guitarist Chicco Katembo and producer Doctor L are paying tribute to the Parisian […]