Please note: This event has already occurred.
Public Enemy's Chuck D recently set off a flurry of dissent on Twitter when he said the most compelling new hip-hop MCs were coming out of Africa instead of New York or the Dirty South. The hip-hop godfather knows of what he speaks, and naysayers would be wise to pay attention. Because Washington is such an international crossroads, it has a sizable community of sharp African rappers, some of whom will be performing at Tropicalia for an African hip-hop showcase. Zimbabwean Dumi Right, one of the first African rappers to get a foothold in the United States, will be hosting the evening, which will also feature Senegal's Waterflow, Keur-Gui, Foumalade and Bat’hallions Blin-D, all backed by an 11-piece band.