Not sure if the fancy (Le) Poisson Rouge is the best place for this show, but no matter! Anyone who is interested in dancing, African rhythms, cultures different from your own or meeting someone cool, should go to see The Very Best, featuring Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit (hate that name!). Check the band’s MySpace for a taste and to download their now nearly infamous free mix from last year (just scroll down, you’ll see it).

One sour note- a new track, “Warm Heart of Africa” features Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and his voice doesn’t mix well. Nevertheless, the rampant inclusion of African beats and vibes in western music is a good thing, something VW certainly embraced, so this partnership makes sense.

The Very Best are on a big tour, and are playing the PFork music fest this weekend, too.

The Very Best featuring Ezra Koenig: Warm Heart of Africa

The Very Best featuring Ezra Koenig: Warm Heart of Africa