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“Georgia on My Mind”: the spirit of Ray Charles returns to the south
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“Georgia on My Mind”: the spirit of Ray Charles returns to the south

Each week during Black History month PAM will be celebrating by looking at a seminal piece of black American music that helps tell the story of the United States. Today its “Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles.

“Young Gifted and Black”: nothing could stop Aretha
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“Young Gifted and Black”: nothing could stop Aretha

Nina Simone’s song became Aretha Franklin’s hit. It’s many covers attest to how much it has spoken and continues to speak to black artists from the US and elsewhere.

The dazzling Dian continues her musical journey on “Bailerina”
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The dazzling Dian continues her musical journey on “Bailerina”

The young Dian delivers another bewitching single, “Bailerina,” assuming more and more of her soul side. Dian is only twenty years old. She lives between Paris and Dakar. Her mother was a backing singer for […]

14 Nigerian artists to watch in 2021
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14 Nigerian artists to watch in 2021

After a hectic 2020, the Nigerian music scene emerges even stronger boasting a high quality crew of up-and-comers sure to shake up the scene in 2021.

Ayra Starr: meet the new heroine of Nigerian music
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Ayra Starr EP: meet the new heroine of Nigerian music

She represents the young Nigerian generation, as much in her lyrics as in her musical influences, and has released her first video for “Away” to mark the  release of her first EP Ayra Starr.   […]

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Pamela Badjogo releases new video: “Toto”
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Pamela Badjogo releases new video: "Toto"

With a single from her forthcoming album KABA, the Gabonese singer transports us into her delicate world that is fueled by commitment and solidarity. After leaving Gabon for Mali and touring with the greatest voices […]

Arlo Parks shares bewitched new single “Caroline”
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Arlo Parks shares bewitched new single "Caroline"

“Caroline” is a heart-rending love song about the pain of a break-up, carried by the delicate voice of Arlo Parks, who describes the colour and texture of her feelings. The single is from her upcoming […]

Tems: the next generation of alternative R&B
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Tems: the next generation of alternative R&B

The Nigerian star presents her new track “Damages” from her EP For Broken Ears. With four singles to her credit (“These Days,” “Try Me,” “Mr Rebel” and “Looku Looku”), the composer and producer is already […]