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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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Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, has reportedly been indicted by a military court in the country's capital for the 1987 assassination of political revolutionary, Thomas Sankara. Hailed as a national hero, Sankara was assassinated alongside 12 other government officials in a coup led by Compaore before he ascended to power. In 2014, Compaore was forced to resign from his 27-year-long rule and seek exile in the Ivory Coast after continued mass demonstrations. Thirteen other political figures, including former General Gilbert Diendere, have also been indicted with charges including "assassination" and "concealment of corpses".

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