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Tony Allen, the drummer who played like no other, has passed away in Paris
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Tony Allen, the drummer who played like no other, has passed away in Paris

The Nigerian drummer and Fela’s travelling soulmate with whom he invented Afrobeat, passed away on April, 30th in Paris. PAM revisits the journey of the drumming genius, and his immediately recognizable sound signature which forged […]

1989: Manu Dibango relates his debut in the documentary ‘Paris c’est l’Afrique’
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1989: Manu Dibango relates his debut in the documentary 'Paris c'est l'Afrique'

PAM gets you to discover a first excerpt from the documentary film series Paris c’est l’Afrique (“Paris is Africa”) that French journalist Philippe Conrath directed in… 1989! Here, Manu relates his professional debut in Paris. […]

Back to the roots for Kokoroko with their single ‘Carry Me Home’
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Back to the roots for Kokoroko with their single 'Carry Me Home'

The London band Kokoroko is inspired by Dele Sosimi, an English musician of Nigerian origin for their song “Carry Me Home”. Photo © Nina Manandhar Led by trumpet player and bandleader Sheila Maurice-Grey, the band is […]

A new website dedicated to Fela Kuti
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A new website dedicated to Fela Kuti

“The first-ever official website and comprehensive historical resource for the life and music of Fela Kuti” now out in addition to the reissue of his 1980s album Music Of Many Colours. Developed in close partnership with the […]

Burna Boy samples Fela Kuti on “My Money, My Baby” extract from ‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack
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Burna Boy samples Fela Kuti on "My Money, My Baby" extract from 'Queen & Slim' soundtrack

Afrofusion star Burna Boy appears on a remarkable cut from the ‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack, sampling the iconic Fela Kuti on “My Money, My Baby”. ‘My Money, My Baby’ comes courtesy of Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack, which […]

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Expensive Shit, a treatise on Fela’s brand of humor
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Expensive Shit, a treatise on Fela's brand of humor

It is this smile with which Fela composed his music and developed a character that, many years after his death, will continue to be celebrated for its strength. Studied, the crux of Fela’s music, although […]

Fela’s stories: Confusion Break Bone
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Fela's stories: Confusion Break Bone

We embark to Lagos with old lion Binda Ngazolo. The chaotic megacity was often referenced by Fela, much like in “Confusion Break Bone” (1990). When I say confusion Everything out of-ee control When everything out-ee […]

Adekunle Gold drops Fela-inspired new single, ‘Kelegbe Megbe’
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Adekunle Gold drops Fela‑inspired new single, 'Kelegbe Megbe'

The Nigerian afropop artist’s new single receives a Clarence Abiodun Peters-directed Afrocentric visual.  The avant-garde afro pop artist Adekunle Gold is back with a new jam highly influenced by Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti. With its jazzy horns and […]