Entertainment in Dakar

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    Just 4 U

    If you only have time for one live-music venue, don't miss Just 4 U. The small stage of this outdoor restaurant has been graced by the greatest Senegalese and international stars, from jazz to rap to folk and reggae. There's a concert on most nights (best on Thursdays through Saturdays), and you often get to catch the big names.

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    Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor

    This spacious arts centre occupying a whole city block is one of the main hubs of cultural activity in Dakar. It features an open-air stage (a fantastic place to catch a live-music gig), a good cafe, and exhibition and cinema rooms, and also houses a couple of artists' workshops and shops in its vast garden.

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    Owned by Youssou N'Dour, one of Africa's most notable musicians and Senegal's tourism and culture minister, this legendary club is always packed and jamming to anything from mbalax to international beats. Unfortunately, the schedule can be erratic – phone ahead before heading over.

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    Goethe Institut

    The German cultural centre frequently hosts exhibitions and shows films. It offers German-language classes, and there's also a library open to the public with German books, films, magazines and music.