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The Songs You Need to Hear This Week

These are the best songs that came across our desks this week, featuring Sampha, Vybz Kartel x Wizkid, Kendrick Lamar and more.

At the end of every week, we highlight the creme of the crop in music and round up the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks throughout the last few days.

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Relive the Magic of Angola’s Golden Age of Music in This New Batida Remix

Producer Batida revisits the sounds of 1970s Angolan group Os Bongos’ alluring guitars in this new remix of “Kazucuta.”

Angolan-born producer Pedro Coquenão, better known as Batida, wants you to remember the unique sounds coming out of Angola in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

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Okayafrica Brought the Heat to SummerStage with Mbongwana Star, Batida and Young Paris

Browse through our pictures from the Okayafrica concert at Central Park SummerStage over the weekend.

Here Are All The Shows You Need To Check Out This Summer In NYC

We round up all the NYC concerts you need to know this summer from the likes of Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Davido, Mbongwana Star and more.

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Konono N°1 & Batida's New Video Is A Hallucinatory Congotronics Party

Kinshasa-based band Konono N°1 and Angolan/Portuguese producer Batida share the music video for “Nlele Kalusimbiko.”