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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

Download and stream the best African music released this week in Weekend Burners.


Barron Claiborne's Saints Series Portraits [via Studio Africa]

In Weekend Burners we highlight our choices of the best African music tracks, videos, and mixes that came across our desks throughout the week. Get ‘em below straight from the Okayafrica bunker and click on the track titles for more info:

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Nairobi House Songstress Inami's ‘Little Lost’ EP

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Asheru’s ‘Sleepless In Soweto’ LP

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SA Hip-Hop Laureate Tumi Heads To Nairobi For ‘Hello Hello Kitty’

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Jumping Back Slash ‘JBS 004′

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Introducing Joburg’s Ambient Beatmaker Hlasko

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SwamiMillion [LV Members] ‘Robots’

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Ajebutter22 'Celebrate In Advance'

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Paapa 'Now That I'm Here' ft. Jayso

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DEMON 'Luanda City Beats'

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William Onyeabor "Body & Soul" (Scientist Remix)

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KJs 'Klang'

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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