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Oumou Sangaré announces Acoustic, an album recorded under live conditions
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Oumou Sangaré announces Acoustic, an album recorded under live conditions

The label No Format! announces the release of an exclusive album by Oumou Sangaré, called “Acoustic”. It was recorded under live conditions where the purity of her voice and that of the instruments shine through. The album will be released on June 19th.

Bamba wassoulou Groove unveils the new video clip for their upcoming album, Dankélé
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Bamba wassoulou Groove unveils the new video clip for their upcoming album, Dankélé

“Dankélé” is the new clip from Bamba Wassoulou Groove’s eponymous album, which will be released on March 27th. Formed in 2013 in Bamako, the group is composed of six musicians (three guitars, a bass, drums, and […]

Béla Fleck joins forces once again with Toumani Diabaté on new album, The Ripple Effect
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Béla Fleck joins forces once again with Toumani Diabaté on new album, The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect marks the reunion on record of two great musicians, on one side the American banjo master Béla Fleck, and on the other the fabulous Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté. Bela Fleck announced the […]

The 80 best albums of the 2010s
List / Guide
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 […]

Watch Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara on Colors
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Watch Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara on Colors

The Malian singer delivers a thrilled performance of “Nterini” on Colors. Recognized as one of the most beautiful voices of modern African music, Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara offers an electrifying and bright interpretation of ‘Nterini’ on […]

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Pan-African feminist collective Les Amazones d’Afrique announces new album, Amazones Power
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Pan‑African feminist collective Les Amazones d'Afrique announces new album, Amazones Power

Pan-African collective Les Amazones d’Afrique is back with Amazones Power, the sequel to the widely acclaimed 2017 debut album, Republique Amazone. In 2017, Les Amazones d’Afrique made a huge impact with their debut album, République Amazone, singing out against […]

Nick Gold: “Ali Farka Touré was larger than life”
Interview
Nick Gold: "Ali Farka Touré was larger than life"

The English producer at the head of World Circuit Records has played a key role in the large circulation of African and Cuban music in the Western countries. For PAM he revisited his personal history. First […]

Nomadic producer Praktika explores Malian sounds on his new EP Yakoi!?
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Nomadic producer Praktika explores Malian sounds on his new EP Yakoi!?

 Its all about West african techno on Praktika new EP Yakoi!?. French music producer and DJ Praktika continues to turned his ears onto the other side of the Mediterranean sea with new EP Yakoi!?. For this project […]