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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."


Artwork by Kura Shomali. [via African Digital Art]

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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Fela Kuti x James Brown ‘Funky Black President’

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Spoek Mathambo’s Future Sound of Mzansi Mix: 60 Minutes Of DJ Spoko + 60 Minutes of Okmalumkoolkat

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Download DJ Nore’s ‘Afrobeats Summer Workout Mix’

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M.anifest & Hip Hop Pantsula Hit The Campaign Trail in ‘Jigah’

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Mzansi Rap Cousins The TeMple ‘STATES’

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Blitz the Ambassador Shows Two Sides of São Paulo In ‘All Around The World / Respect Mine’

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Kae Sun ‘Lead Loaded Letters’

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Card On Spokes' 'Lead Me To The Water' (Remixes) f/ Maramza, Fever Trails, Jumping Back Slash & Dank

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Teenage French/Cuban Twin Sisters Ibeyi's 'Oya'

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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