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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

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News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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