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

Download and stream the best tracks and African music videos of the week in our column "Weekend Burners."

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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 ‘Future Sound Of Mzansi 2 Mix’

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Tshepang Ramoba [BLK JKS] x Notorious B.I.G. ‘Brooklyn vs. Soweto (Kwaito Mashup)’

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1980s Niger Space Synthesizers From Mamman Sani

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Mirel Wagner’s Dark ‘Oak Tree’ Video

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Cote d’Ivoire Trap Rappers Kiff No Beat’s ‘Tu Es Dans Pain’

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E.L. Crowns Himself The ‘Best African Rapper’ On His New Mixtape

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JR x Okmalumkoolkat x Spoek Mathambo ‘Bob Mabena’

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Just A Band’s Blinky Bill & Russian Producer Mitya Burmistrov’s ‘Raindrop’

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Mo Kolours 'Mike Black (John Wizards Remix)'

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Buraka Som Sistema's Branko x DJ Bamanan 'Goni Bala (Branko Desert Rave Edit)'

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