After Timaya and Sarkodie and P-Square, I’m burned out on performances at night clubs (none of the performances have been particularly great). However, the Togolese duo Toofan seems to have set up shop in DC (as they were recent celebrity guests at Nectar Lounge in Silver Spring). For those with more energy in the tank than I, they’ve got a performance being promoted this Friday (November 8) at Lux Lounge.
About a month ago I posted about the Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Iyanya, who performed at the University of Maryland and made an appearance at Aqua Lounge in DC.
An official YouTube video diary of the night is now available (they seem to have been done for each stop). I’ve been hearing a lot from State Department officials lately about the need to reach out to African diaspora youth in the US.
Becoming familiar with acts like Iyanaya might be a good starting point. As you’ll see from the video, he has quite a following in the area.