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Whether you first discovered African music listening to Franco in the Congo or to Paul Simon’s Graceland in a college dorm, you’ll be sure to learn something new about the continent’s diverse musical stylings from George Collinet. The radio veteran will draw on his years as host of the internationally syndicated program Afropop Worldwide for his presentation Collecting African Music. Collinet’s mastery of his topic should make this evening a treat no matter what your familiarity with genres such as juju, rai, soukous, or afrobeat. At 7 p.m. at the Library of Congress’ Pickford Theater, 1st & Independence Ave. SE. FREE. (202) 232-5061. (Steve Kiviat)