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Weekend Burners: The Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

Download the best African music tracks and videos to come across our desks this week.


Ajak Deng on the Mara Hoffman Runway by Vintage Slangs [via Xango Republic]

In Weekend Burners we highlight our choices of the best African music tracks, videos, and mixes that came across our desks throughout the week. Stream & download them below, straight from the Okayafrica bunker, and click on the track titles for more info:

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AKUA ‘One’s Company’ Video + EP Stream

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Tumi & French Trio Chinese Man Team Up On ‘Once Upon A Time’

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Seun Kuti x M1 Of Dead Prez ‘IMF’

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Teleseen’s Angolan & SA-Based ‘Double Meaning’ Mixtape

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Treasure’s ‘Wonakobo’ Brings Atlanta Trap To Accra

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Gazelle, Anbuley & Mo Laudi Feature In Lazy Flow’s ‘Moyo Moyo’ LP

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Teck-Zilla Samples Isaac Hayes On His ‘L.O.V.E’ Anthem With Sonyae

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Rabbit x Hip Hop Pantsula [HHP] x Wangechi ‘Tulia Tu’

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Vieux Farka Touré Live From An Oregon Forest

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Cape Town Beatmaking Project ‘Fantasmagoria’ Interpreted By Experimental Visual Artists

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Buraka Som Sistema, JSTJR & More In ‘We Call It Zouk Bass Vol. I’

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Djeff Afrozila ft. Ade Alafia 'Celebration'

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Moonchild x Tshepang Ramoba [BLK JKS] ‘Go Starring’

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Mobolaji 'Voyage'

Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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