We wanted to make mention of the fact that you can have some serious fun in Africas best outfitted city for night-life. Recording studios and the money to own and run nightclubs makes Dakar a Friday to Sunday hotspot.
When you need a break visit Île de Gorée just off the coast or Gorée Island a UNESCO site. It has a lot of information on the slave trade. Originally Goree may have been made for the slave trade before it left for America but in fact it was little used. Still these days it has House of Slaves where you can learn all about it as you recover from your mbalax drumming week ender.