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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks of the Week

Stream the top modern African hip-hop music singles released this week.


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We realize our site cycles through an, at times, overwhelming number of videos, tracks, remixes and mixtapes from a deluge of African/diaspora artists that not everyone is familiar with — in fact, we've gotten a large amount of reader feedback stating so. With Weekend Burners we aim to address that by highlighting our choices of the best music content that made it on the blog throughout the week. Get 'em below straight from the Okayafrica bunker:

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DJ Zhao’s Afro Rumba x Soukous Mixtape [Download]

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Zaki Ibrahim ‘Conjure’ [Jumping Back Slash Remix]

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Young Fathers ‘I Heard’

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Exclusive: Chico Mann’s ‘Magical Thinking’ Playlist

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Premiere: Oy’s Ghanaian Electronic ‘Kokokyinaka’ [Album Stream]

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Premiere: Georgia Anne Muldrow x Dudley Perkins Live in SA

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Mohamed Karzo’s Niger Guitar Lullabies

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>>>Stream: Mohamed Karzo 'C'est La Vie'

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DJ Juls’ Afrobeats Mixtape Vol. II

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Check Out RIMON's Beautifully Intoxicating Live Performance

The excitement around the songstress and her ever evolving sound, look and feel is very real in "Never Learned how To Cope + Feed Me."

Eritrea-born singer-songwriter RIMON has just released a live performance of her tracks "Never Learned How to Cope" and "Feed Me." The Amsterdam raised and London based songstress delivered a psychedelically beautiful performance live on her YouTube page in such a way that we questioned our sobriety.

The session, originally performed for Eurosonic, acts as a rebirth for the artist as her musical and visual journey continues to evolve before our eyes—while teasing new unreleased music to look forward to. It seems as though those around the singer agree, as she was then honored with a Music Moves Europe award.

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