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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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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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