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

Download the best African music songs and videos that came across our desks this week.


Photograph by Kadara Enyeasi [via Yagazie]

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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Sango’s ‘Da Rocinha 2′ Takes Baile Funk Into Hip-Hop Territory

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Clap! Clap! ‘Tamboucanda’ EP

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E.L. 'Ayayaa'

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Cameroonian MC Sadrak Nods To Yaounde On ‘Le Gars de Yaoundé’

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AKUA x Yours Truly ‘All Of Lust’

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Kae Sun ‘Stillness (Live Version)’

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Cameroon’s Remake Of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Video

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Diamond Bass’ Kuduro-Influenced ‘BOMBOM’

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Cape Town Beatmaker Cutting Gems Debut EP From naasMUSIC

News Brief
(Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

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The premiere ceremony will be hosted by Jhene Aiko. It will kick off with an ensemble of previous Grammy nominees including Gregory Porter, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Regina Carter, and Kamasi Washington performing "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)" in tribute to the late legend Marvin Gaye.

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