Concert suggestion

If you get the chance (because she is touring in the US at this moment) go visit the African singer Fatoumata Diawara.
She was born in Mali, and her music is an interesting blend of traditional songs with bass, drums, guitar and percussion. This lady rocks !
To get an impression, several clips are to be found on the internet.
I've been for quite a while fan of Anjelique Kidjo and she's somewhat similar and as pretty.