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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

Download the best African music that came across our desks this week in Weekend Burners.


From photographer Filipe Branquinho's portraits of daily workers in Maputo, Mozambique. (via ADA)

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 and click on the track titles for more info:

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Buraka Som Sistema x Adidas Samba Collection ‘Bota’

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Fela Kuti x Bob Marley ‘M.O.P. Movement Of Da Peoples! [Afrologic Re-Con-Funksion]‘

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Penny Penny’s Shangaan Disco Masterpiece ‘Shaka Bundu'

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Kwabs ‘Perfect Ruin’

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Kobi Onyame 'Glory' LP

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Nakhane Touré ‘Fog’

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Tiwa Savage x Don Jazzy 'Eminado'

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Débruit & Alsarah 'Jibal Alnuba'

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Mala Noche 'Macaco'

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Kenna "Love Is Still Alive"

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Ian Kamau 'Heading Home'

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Jagwar Ma 'Let Her Go' (Jonti Summer Monkey Business Remix)

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Cut Hands 'Damballah'

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BreakDLaw ft. the Glitchfox 'Paint Me Like A French Girl'

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