The third annual “Africa Fete” features a roster of entertainers with musically diverse styles who share a common characteristic—a desire to combine the traditional sounds of their homelands and contemporary Western influences. Femi Kuti, son of controversial Nigerian polemicist Fela Kuti, tenders a more straight-ahead, dance-club-accessible version of his father’s Afrobeat sound, while Mali’s Oumou Sangare blends her soulful vocals with both traditional kamalengoni harp and electric guitar and bass. Returning Fete headliners Baaba Maal of Senegal and Boukman Eksperyans of Haiti dispense, respectively, high-pitched Muslim vocals over kora-folk and electric Afrofunk and percussive rhythms alloyed with rock and reggae guitar. At 4 p.m. at the Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument Grounds. FREE. (202) 783-0360. (Steve Kiviat)

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