Youssou N'Dour-- the Godfather of AfroPop, Mbalax Brother Number One, the Hardest Working Senegalese in Show Business -- put on one of the best performances I've seen in many years, last weekend at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Those James Brown references aren't accidental. The last musician that I saw take control of an audience and transport it into into a state of ecstasy so masterfully was indeed Soul Brother Number One in his prime.
It's Funky Friday. Time to dance, y'all. It's ok -- nobody's watching.