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Miriam Makeba, and the fight goes on
Profiles
Miriam Makeba, and the fight goes on

90 years ago, the South African singer, who was to become “Mama Africa”, a Pan-African heroine, was born. The life of a woman who thought that the fight should never end.

Mandela, a hero of many songs
List / Guide
Mandela, a hero of many songs

Thirty-one years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of the Victor Verster prison, where he had spent the last years of his detention, finally appearing before the eyes of the world. He was free, at last. […]

Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 activists
Series
Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 activists

While Black History Month is all year round for us at PAM, we’re going to celebrate this February and publish a number of special articles. Here we have an annotated playlist made up of 5 songs from 5 historic activists.

Gainsbourg Percussions, Gainsbourg counterfeits
Feature
Gainsbourg Percussions, Gainsbourg counterfeits

Was the French writer and composer out of ideas ? Looking for a second wind ? His sixth album, the avant-gardiste Gainsbourg Percussions, was largely ” borrowed “from African artists. Who he did not credit.

Keep Me In Mind, Miriam Makeba’s cry of despair
News
Keep Me In Mind, Miriam Makeba's cry of despair

By reissuing this 1970 Mama Africa’s album, the English label is boosting awareness of the major political events that marked the life of one of the most pan-African voices of all time. Miriam Makeba said: […]

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Against Covid-19, Angélique Kidjo covers Miriam Makeba’s “Pata Pata”
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Against Covid‑19, Angélique Kidjo covers Miriam Makeba’s “Pata Pata”

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that is hitting the world, Angélique Kidjo joins forces with UNICEF and sings “No Pata Pata”, a cover of Miriam Makeba’s worldwide hit “Pata Pata”. We dance, but […]