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95 years of music revisited in Gallo Vault Sessions
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95 years of music revisited in Gallo Vault Sessions

South African label Gallo Music launches a new six-part series about African musical history. From the 1930s to present day, to explore the stories behind their massive catalogue.  To celebrate its 95th anniversary, South African […]

South African artists remember Hugh Masekela
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South African artists remember Hugh Masekela

PAM celebrates the 4th anniversary of the musician’s passing by chatting with a young generation of South African artists about his legacy.

The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival, a tribute to ‘Bra Hugh’
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The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival, a tribute to ‘Bra Hugh’

The Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation and Assupol will celebrate the musician’s legacy with an online festival this Sunday, on the 4th anniversary of his passing. Long live Bra Hugh!  January 23rd, 2022 will mark the […]

Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, two giants reunited beyond death
Interview
Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, two giants reunited beyond death

Tony Allen has completed the project he began ten years ago with his friend Hugh Masekela, who left us in 2018. Following the release of this new album, Rejoice, PAM met the brilliant drummer in Paris. […]

Tony Allen announces posthumous album with Hugh Masekela
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Tony Allen announces posthumous album with Hugh Masekela

Rejoice, the long-awaited collaborative album between two African music legends, Tony Allen and the late Hugh Masekela, will finally be released on March 20th via World Circuit. Photo credit: Brett Rubin & Bernard Benant Having […]

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Hugh Masekela’s long lost 1980 concert on Lesotho frontlines reissued for the first time
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Hugh Masekela's long lost 1980 concert on Lesotho frontlines reissued for the first time

The unforgettable political climax when the trumpet player taunted the Pretoria Regime on South Africa’s border. Photo credit: Rodney Barnett It was in 1960, after the Sharpeville massacre, that the South African jazzman was exiled to England […]

Nakhane: the voice of an angel who beats his inner demons
Interview
Nakhane: the voice of an angel who beats his inner demons

Nakhane, 30 years old, has just released a unique album, mixing David Bowie’s pop, Marvin Gaye’s soul, church choirs and the house beats he’s been drowning to in clubs. Interview with a surprising artist whose […]