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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 Shawn Theodore [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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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #52: CARLOS MENA

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Dex Kwasi & Wanlov’s ‘Africa (Trappin)’

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Gilles Peterson Collective Sonzeira ‘Bam Bam Bam ft. Seu Jorge & Giovanca’

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Muyei Power: Sierra Leone In 1970s USA

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Gazelle & Invizable ‘Visions’

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El Mahdy Jr’s Algerian Beats ‘Gasba Grime’ EP

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Joburg Rap Collective Revivolution 'Rock And Roll In My City'

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Mojek & ThisisDA 'Voodoo'

News Brief
Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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