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6 albums you need to hear this week
News
6 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection : Banga ritualism blends with Noise Rock in Ifriqiyya Electrique’s album, Lee Field reminds us to believe in love, UK Neo-Soul ambassador Ady Suleiman releases a mixtape and Ghanaian rapper KiddBlack […]

Ifriqiyya Electrique fuses Saharian ritualism with Noise Rock in ‘He Eh Lalla’ music video
News
Ifriqiyya Electrique fuses Saharian ritualism with Noise Rock in 'He Eh Lalla' music video

The French-Italian-Tunisian band is back with a new album titled Laylet el Booree to be released on April 5th on Glitterbeat Records. Unveiling their music video for ‘He Eh Lalla’. European Post-Punk musicians Gianna Greco and François R. […]

The 20 Best Albums of 2017
List / Guide
The 20 Best Albums of 2017

PAM’s music critics share their nominations for the best Pan-African albums of the year. The list below is made up of personal favorites to the Pan African Music team, and is just a small roundup of […]

FMM Sines: “world music” vs “musics of the world” in Portugal’s biggest festival
Review
FMM Sines: "world music" vs "musics of the world" in Portugal's biggest festival

Inside a medieval castle and under the star-lighted sky of the Portuguese Atlantic coast, singer Oumou Sangaré and her musicians entertain a very mixed audience – in style, age and social class. At the same […]

Ifriqiyya Électrique: Trance-Europe-Express on the road of the Tunisian Banga ritual
Feature
Ifriqiyya Électrique: Trance‑Europe‑Express on the road of the Tunisian Banga ritual

Afro-Tunisian ritual trance meets nomadic Western post-industrial punk. Convulsed children’s bodies, their faces turned towards the sky and their eyes rolling back, people chanting until exhaustion, their feet beating the ground… loud percussions, sometimes slow, […]

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