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Goodbye, Manu! A tribute to our African uncle
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Goodbye, Manu! A tribute to our African uncle

PAM pays tribute to Manu Dibango, who left us one year ago, on 24 March 2020. The musician, a generous pioneer, has built bridges between Africa and the rest of the world. A look back at the first chapters of his fantastic novel-like life.

A dedicated mix celebrating African football in 15 songs
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A dedicated mix celebrating African football in 15 songs

While the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations is about to kick off in Cameroon, PAM and Mixanthrope present you with a selection of songs that will pump you up to score some […]

From Franck Descollonges’ record collection: afro-funk
List / Guide
From Franck Descollonges’ record collection: afro‑funk

This week, as part of PAM’s Records of the Summer series, we’re off to Africa with a selection of Afro-funk LPs.

Paris c’est l’Afrique (1989): Manu Dibango introduces Les Têtes Brûlées
Feature
Paris c'est l'Afrique (1989): Manu Dibango introduces Les Têtes Brûlées

PAM gets you to discover a new excerpt from the documentary film series Paris c’est l’Afrique that French journalist Philippe Conrath directed in… 1989! Manu introduced his compatriots Les Têtes Brûlées. Soon on PAM, the […]

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. […]

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Manu Dibango’s Waka Juju to be released on vinyl
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Manu Dibango’s Waka Juju to be released on vinyl

  Cameroonian sax icon Manu Dibango’s 1982 LP Waka Juju is being reissued via Soul Makossa this winter. Originally released on CRC Records, Waka Juju mixes influences from afrobeat, highlife and jazz-funk across 6 tracks. After receiving world attention with the release […]