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Imarhan returns with video for “Achinkad”
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Imarhan returns with video for "Achinkad”

With the new visual, the Tuareg rock band announces new album Aboogi, due in 2022.  Over the course of their first two albums, Imarhan breathed new life into assouf, blues from the desert, which attracted […]

Live isolation: when Tamikrest offers an extract from his album Tamotaït
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Live isolation: when Tamikrest offers an extract from his album Tamotaït

On PAM’s Facebook page, Tamikrest’s singer performs the song “Azawad”, taken from Tamotaït, the group’s new album. Three years after the release of Kidal, the Tuaregs of the group Tamikrest have just released Tamotaït. A […]

Sahel Sounds launched a series of EP via the WhatsApp platform
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Sahel Sounds launched a series of EP via the WhatsApp platform

Throughout the year 2020, the label Sahel Sounds will roll out the Music from Saharan WhatsApp series, to the rhythm of one EP per month, recorded on a cellphone. Interview with Christopher Kirkley, instigator of […]

Tuareg virtuoso Mdou Moctar shares two new tracks, Ibitlan
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Tuareg virtuoso Mdou Moctar shares two new tracks, Ibitlan

On tour to promote his last album Ilana: the Creator, Nigerien Mdou Moctar shares two new tracks.  Nigerien-born, Tuareg musician Mdou Moctar released last year Ilana: the Creator, a striking example of the magic of rock’n’roll-fed Tamacheck guitars […]

Tamikrest unveils ‘Awnafin’, striking first single from forthcoming album Tamotaït
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Tamikrest unveils 'Awnafin', striking first single from forthcoming album Tamotaït

Tamikrest returns with a new album Tamotaït, a powerful, irrepressible rock and roll statement, due out 27 March on Glitterbeat. On Tamotaït, Tamikrest’s fifth studio album, the music blazes bright and long. With the political situation so […]

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The 80 best albums of the 2010s
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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 […]

Aziza Brahim: “Those who seek war have never known it”
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Aziza Brahim: "Those who seek war have never known it"

With Sahari, a more electronic-music-oriented fifth album, the emblematic musician and activist of the Sahrawi culture sings the pain and hopes of the exiled. In Hassaniya or Spanish, Aziza Brahim’s vivacious poetry carries the voices […]

Aziza Brahim announces Sahari, an increasingly global album
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Aziza Brahim announces Sahari, an increasingly global album

The Saharawi singer-songwriter and activist Aziza Brahim returns for her 3rd Glitterbeat album following the critically acclaimed, Abbar El Hammad, released in 2016. Aziza Brahim grew up in a camp in the Algerian desert alongside […]