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

Stream and download the best African music that came across our desks this week.


'Immigration' by Prisco III [via African Digital Art]

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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Fela Kuti x Pharrell ‘Happy Mentality’

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Blitz The Ambassador x Seun Kuti ‘Make You No Forget’

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Harry Mosco ‘For You Specially’ Nigerian Funk Reissue Via Secret Stash

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Old Money’s ‘Mothership’ EP + Chief Boima & DJ Spoko Remixes

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Hot Chip Covers William Onyeabor’s ‘Atomic Bomb’

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Chimurenga Renaissance ‘riZe vadZimu riZe’ Zimbabwe-Filmed Visual Album Stream

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Balani Show Super Hits: Electronic Street Parties from Mali

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Busy Signal Cover P-Square’s ‘Personally’

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Underground System 'Bella Ciao'

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Max le Daron 'Gulder Riddim'

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Wizkid Performs ‘Joy/No Woman No Cry’ On BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Live Lounge

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