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

Download the best African music videos and songs that came across our desks this week.


Athina Kazolea's Christmas in Ethiopia's Highlands [via Another 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. Stream & download them below, straight from the Okayafrica bunker, and click on the track titles for more info:

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Tinariwen’s Hazy Desert Drive In ‘Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim’

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Kuenta i Tambu 'Tambutronic'

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Mo Kolours ‘Mike Black’

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Bison’s ‘The Wave Of Tarraxinha’ EP

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Moonchild & Maramza Team Up On ‘Inkwenkwezi’

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Umlilo 'Out Of My Face'

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Young Fathers ‘Get Up’

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Naomi Wachira 'Anywhere'

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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