I'd like to see a performance of Mbalax, a type of dance music in Senegal incorporating modern music and traditional drumming. Is it very common? Where in the city can I go (as a tourist) to witness it?
Right, this took some searching, as most sites just mention the artists like Youssou N'Dour.
According to the Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences, number 687 (in the edition I looked at) is experiencing Mbalax in Dakar, Senegal. And apparently, local and international legend Seck hosts live mbalax nights at the Kilimanjaro club, next to the Soumbedioune evening fish market.