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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.

Oumou Sangaré, Erykah Badu and D’Angelo featured in Slingbaum’s debut album
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Oumou Sangaré, Erykah Badu and D'Angelo featured in Slingbaum's debut album

Photo:  © Paul Rousteau Mysterious artist Slingbaum has announced his debut album Slingbaum One, and it features some high profile guests. On January 15, through a shared post on his Instagram account, the enigmatic artist Slingbaum announced […]

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 […]

Les Amazones d’Afrique sing out against gender inequality with new single
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Les Amazones d'Afrique sing out against gender inequality with new single

Les Amazones d’Afrique are an all-female collective described as a supergroup campaigning for gender equality. In 2017 Les Amazones d’Afrique made a huge impact with their debut album, République Amazone, singing out against gender inequality. The group’s rotating roster included […]

Listen to Sampha’s Remix of Oumou Sangaré Song “Minata Waraba”
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Listen to Sampha's Remix of Oumou Sangaré Song "Minata Waraba"

Sampha has remixed the “Minata Waraba” track of Oumou Sangaré’s latest album Mogoya. The version appears on a remixed LP of Mogoya, which will arrive March 2 via No Format!. Listen below. The track is built on […]

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Radyo Siwèl: Mélissa Laveaux Gets Back to her Haitian roots
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Radyo Siwèl: Mélissa Laveaux Gets Back to her Haitian roots

Mélissa Laveaux releases her third album, Radyo Siwel. Sung exclusively in Creole, the album is a tribute to her Haitian heritage. French version published for the the first time the February 6th 2018 Photo: Romain Staros Staropoli […]

The 20 Best Albums of 2017
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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
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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 […]