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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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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