Audio

Weekend Burners: Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

Stream the best track and African music videos of the week.


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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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Tinariwen ‘Toumast Tincha (The People Have Been Sold Out)’

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Buraka Som Sistema’s ‘Off The Beaten Track’ Documentary

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Blinky Bill [Just A Band] x OneBeat 'Lullaby'

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Uhuru ‘Y Tjukutja’ ft. Dj Buckz, Oskido, Professor & Yuri-Da-Cunha

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Kev 'LeaveMeAlone' ft. Hazali

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Kofi 'Ablume'

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Kenna x RJD2 'How Will It End'

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Ladi6 x Oddisee “Diamonds” (Remix)

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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