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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

Download and stream the best African music released this week.


Photograph by Francesco Catalano [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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Burna Boy ‘Yawa Dey’

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Spoek, Petite Noir, Zaki Ibrahim & More Cover Fela Kuti’s ‘Zombie’

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Songhoy Blues x Nick Zinner x Remi Kabaka ‘Soubour’

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Dre Green x The GTW 'Neymar Night'

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JOVI 'Bush Faller'

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William Onyeabor "Good Name" (Joakim Remix)

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Zara McFarlane 'Angie La La' ft. Leron Thomas (Yoruba Soul Mix)

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Reniss 'C'est La Vie'

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