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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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Young Fathers Shake The Walls Live At KEXP

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Chief Boima’s ‘Six Over Eight’ Mix

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DJ Speedsta ‘Hangout’ Ft. Kid X, Riky Rick & Psyfo

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Dex Kwasi Gets Introspective In ‘WTFDex’

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Zongo Junction’s Brooklyn Afrobeat Shines On ‘No Discount’ LP

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El Mahdy Jr.’s ‘Lost Bridge’ Off Algerian Beats EP ‘Gasba Grime’

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Fouma System 'Xamal Sa Bopp'

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South African House Meets D.C. Rap In Asheru’s ‘So Amazing’ Video With HHP

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Asuoden Warns of ‘Ghana Politricks’ In Wanlov-Directed Video

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Driemanskap Return With Snare-Blazing New Single ‘We Are Not The Same’ Ft. iFani

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Olamide & Wale’s Nigerian Soccer Anthem ‘Make Us Proud’

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Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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