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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.


Photograph by Viviane Sassen [via Xango Republic]

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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Spoek Mathambo’s South African Rap Mix

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Okay Acoustic: Kae Sun ‘Ship And The Globe’

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Shangaan Electro Mastermind Nozinja Makes His Warp Records Debut With ‘Tsekeleke’

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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #51: ZACH COWIE

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Ethiopian Beatmaker Mikael Seifu’s ‘Yarada Lij’

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Tinariwen’s Rorschach Video For ‘Chaghaybou’

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DJ Center's 'Dem Say Ah' f/ Akoya Afrobeat

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BLK JKS’ Never-Before-Heard ‘Nare’

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Watch Burna Boy x D’banj’s Biker Video For ‘Won Da Mo’

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M.anifest & A.B. Crentsil Team Up On ‘Ye Wo Adze Oye (Refix)’

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Kahli Abdu x Make/Believe ‘Forever & Ever’

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