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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

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


Pieter Hugo, 'Green Point Common, Cape Town, 2013'

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:

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Grimey Cape Town Noise Rap In Dookoom’s ‘Kak Stirvy’

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Wave Crusher [Spoek + Shamon Cassette] x Charlie XCX ‘The Atom Strikes’

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Dead Prez x The Very Best "Time Machine (Remix)" ft. Busta Rhymes, Black Thought, Bun B, Tr!x, & Yadi

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Rilgood 'Kingdom' LP

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CHLLNGR x Gold Coast Trading Co. 'Popular Bass Vol.4: Her Sand Stills' (feat. Josiah Wise)'

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Sarkodie x Fuse ODG 'Down On One'

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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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