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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks of the Week

Download the best African hip-hop music tracks released this week in Weekend Burners


Photography/Art by Melissa Maxted-Henderson

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 #44: KYLA-ROSE SMITH OF FRESHLYGROUND

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Laura Mvula’s NYC Debut LIVE @ The Box

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Petite Noir ‘Noirse’

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Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang ‘Feba’

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DJ Paparazzi’s Zouk Bass EP [Download]

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Mirel Wagner ‘Is This What Love Looks Like’

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Kwaai 'Badman'

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Nigerian Dancehall Crooner Squeeze’s ‘Dutty Love’

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