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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)"

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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