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Acoustic Essentials: The Best Unplugged Performances

Acoustic African music.


Below we roll out our favorite videos of artists featured in unplugged sessions anywhere from grassy fields of the UK to rooftops and DC office space. Scroll down for the bare acoustic essentials, featuring the likes of Michael Kiwanuka, Mirel Wagner, Kae Sun, Femi Kuti, Amadou & Mariam and many others.

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Michael Kiwanuka - “Tell Me a Tale” Mahogany Session

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Sidi Touré - A Takeway Show

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Kae Sun - "Ship and the Globe" Southern Soul Sessions

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Femi Kuti - “Africa for Africa” A Take Away Show

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Mirel Wagner - A Take Away Show

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Vieux Farka Touré - "Aigna" Acoustic Session

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Sinkane - "Runnin'"

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Amadou & Mariam - NPR Music Field Recordings

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Bombino - "Tenere" BalconyTV

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Cheick Hamala Diabate Tiny Desk Concert

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Tinariwen - "Amassakoul N'Ténére" Unplugged Desert

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Kwabs - "Wilhelm Scream" (James Blake cover)

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Fatoumata Diawara "Sowa" Acoustic at Glastonbury

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Dela and Blinky (of Just a Band) - "Ulivyo" the Nairobi Sessions

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Laura Mvula - Tiny Desk Concert

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Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi Kuti, RIMON, Joeboy, Makhalanjalo, Tayc and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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