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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks of the Week

Hear the best African music and African hip-hop tracks dropped this week.


Photography/art by Omar Victor Diop.

We realize our site cycles through an, at times, overwhelming number of videos, tracks, remixes and mixtapes from artists that not everyone is familiar with — in fact, we've gotten a large amount of reader feedback stating so. With Weekend Burners we aim to address that by highlighting our choices of the best music content that made it on the blog throughout the week. Get 'em below straight from the Okayafrica bunker:

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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #45: LARRY ACHIAMPONG

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Stream Young Fathers’ ‘Tape Two’

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Cape Town Producer Jumping Back Slash’s ‘JBS002′ EP

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Silver Bullit x Afrikan Boy x Spoek Mathambo x Chief Boima Are ‘Afrikans In Denmark’

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Gravy, Cape Town’s Seasoned Electronic Collective

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Zemmy 'Brittle Pieces'

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