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

Watch and download the best tracks and African music videos released this week.


Photography by Chris Saunders from the series "Troublesome Kids"

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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Unreleased Audio: Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 Live In 1981 Amsterdam & 1988 Lagos Sunsplash

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Soundclash w/ BLK JKS x Just A Band x Sinkane x The Happy Show x Chief Boima

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Guinea Folk Remixed: Sembeh Ma Fa Fe Roots ft. Captain Planet, Chief Boima + more

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Mafikizolo x May D "Happiness"

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Ice Prince x French Montana ‘I Swear’

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Fuzzy Lights "Second Skin" [OLUGBENGA remix]

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Analog Africa Soundsystem DJ MIx for Gilles Peterson World Wide No. 714

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Auntie Flo "Zulu Death March (Weep Weep)"

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