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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'

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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