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One Night in Pelican: when Soweto was the live music hub
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One Night in Pelican: when Soweto was the live music hub

The British-South African label Matsuli Music unveils a compilation retracing the incredible story of Club Pelican, a 70s underground Soweto club that brought jazz, funk and soul to new heights.  A night-time haunt in the […]

Neue Grafik Ensemble express grief in single “Running on a Flame”
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Neue Grafik Ensemble express grief in single “Running on a Flame”

The London-based band announces a particularly political album with this new video in collaboration with Brother Portrait.  Neue Grafik is a French composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in London. He has built up a strong […]

South African jazz blooms under Malcolm Jiyane’s spell on UMDALI
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South African jazz blooms under Malcolm Jiyane’s spell on UMDALI 

South African trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Jiyane creates an atmosphere for people, spaces, ideas, and traditions with his new album UMDALI.

Pan-African kinship within London’s Balimaya Project
Interview
Pan‑African kinship within London's Balimaya Project

Yahael Camara Onono tells us about the project’s founding and his career in music from his North London upbringing to his lifelong love for djembe.

Msaki’s Platinumb Heart: when art is the final courtroom
Profiles
Msaki’s Platinumb Heart: when art is the final courtroom

The singer-songwriter unveils a dense double project, set in the injustices and the beauty of contemporary South Africa. PAM chatted with Msaki, the eternal art activist, about her fights and her hopes. 

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The many voices of Herbie Tsoaeli
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The many voices of Herbie Tsoaeli

For Jazzfest Berlin – Johannesburg, PAM met the Award winning South African bassist, as well as the spirits he carries. Meet Bra Herbie, the musician who speaks voices in volume.

TC & The Groove Family’s Afro-jazz remixed
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TC & The Groove Family’s Afro‑jazz remixed

The 10-piece Leeds collective take their music to new heights with a remix EP from the UK’s electronic music scene. TC & The Groove Family is a 10-piece collective based in Leeds, United Kingdom. On […]

Daedelus and Joshua Idehen combine beat making and poetry on Holy Water Over Sons
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Daedelus and Joshua Idehen combine beat making and poetry on Holy Water Over Sons

Collaborating remotely between Boston and Stockholm, the pair have announced a new album that speaks directly to the times. Having collaborated with Madlib and sampled by Drake, Alfred Darlington AKA Daedelus is a pre-eminent and […]