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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks of the Week

Download and stream the best African music tracks dropped this week in our Weekend Burners roundup.


Sindiso Nyoni's "The Boxer."

In Weekend Burners we highlight our choices of the best music content that came across our desks throughout the week. Get ‘em below straight from the Okayafrica bunker:

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Just A Band ‘Dunia Ina Mambo’ ft. Octopizzo and Stan

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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #47: DJ NUNAS

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Spoek Mathambo’s ‘Escape From ’85′ Mixtape + Video Game

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Pierre Kwenders "Let It Play (Eyembami after Poncho French)"

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Laura Mvula, Michael Kiwanuka, Rodriguez & More At Glastonbury 2013

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R2bees x Wizkid "Slow Down"

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Jumping Back Slash x Whitney Houston "It's Not Right But It's Okay (JBS Khawulezayo Rework)"

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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