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

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


Kinshasa, DRC Artist Francis Mampuya. [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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Afrikan Boy x Seye’s Music Video For ‘Dear Mama (Going For Gold)’ [Prod. by The Very Best]

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Analog Africa's ‘Ghana Mixtape’ By Déni Shain

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Sound Sultan x Wizkid ‘Kokose’

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Cape Town Electronic Outfit Original Swimming Party’s Debut EP

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Afro-Brazil 2014: Gilles Peterson Collective Sonzeira's 'Brasil Bam Bam Bam'

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Ice Prince x Sarkodie ‘Shots On Shots’

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Buraka Som Sistema Producer Branko’s ‘Control’ EP

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LV’s ‘Music To… Soundtrack Your Journeys’ Mix For i-D

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Timaya x Sean Paul ‘Bum Bum Remix’

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Cape Town Producer Fever Trails S/T Debut

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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