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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'

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