Archive: Africa

The Very Best: Live last night

By Mark Jenkins The Very Best has fewer members than most African bands have drummers, and the London-based Afro-electro-pop trio didn't even bring its full complement to its sold-out Monday gig at DC9. But singer Esau Mwamwaya and programmer Etienne Tron had no trouble holding the crowd's attention with...

By David Malitz | November 3, 2009; 04:48 PM ET | Comments (1)

Jay-Z Rising

"I've been to D.C. a lot of times, but I've never been here before," Jay-Z said with a smirk as he surveyed the stately Kennedy Center Concert Hall last night. The rapper had just introduced himself to the audience at the Africa Rising Music and Fashion Festival with "Say Hello...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 2, 2008; 02:09 PM ET | Comments (2)

On Bono: Can A Saint Still Be A Rock Star?

(Nikki Kahn/TWP) Big Style section profile today on the African debt-relief activist Bono Vox. The central question asked by my colleague Sridhar Pappu is what makes Bono such an effective and powerful activist and lobbyist, particularly in a city as fractured as Washington. (Not sure this has anything to...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 26, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (29)


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