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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks of the Week

Download the best African music tracks released this week.


Artwork by Ikiré Jones.

We realize our site cycles through an, at times, overwhelming number of videos, tracks, remixes and mixtapes from a deluge of African/diaspora artists that not everyone is familiar with — in fact, we've gotten a large amount of reader feedback stating so. With Weekend Burners we aim to address that by highlighting our choices of the best music content that made it on the blog throughout the week. Get 'em below straight from the Okayafrica bunker:

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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #43: THE GTW

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Alec Lomami ‘Mélancolie Joyeuse’ EP [Download]

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Wizkid x Femi Kuti ‘Jaiye Jaiye’ [Download]

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Jaiye_Jaiye_Ft__Femi_Kuti.mp3|titles=Wizkid x Femi Kuti "Jaiye Jaiye"]

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Cassper Nyovest ‘Gusheshe’ ft. Okmalumkoolkat [Download]

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Cassper-Nyovest-feat.-Okmalumkoolkat-Gusheshe.mp3|titles=Cassper Nyovest 'Gusheshe' ft. Okmalumkoolkat]

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E.L. ‘Hallelujah’ ft. M.anifest

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Justin Timberlake ‘Suit & Tie’ (JBS Khawulezayo Rework)

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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