Powell Busts a Move at Concert for Africa

General says it's Africa's time to prosper; takes to stage for Yahooze
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2008 4:12 AM CDT
Colin Powell dances onstage with Nigerian hip-hop group Olu Maintain at the Africa Rising Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in London yesterday.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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(Newser) – Colin Powell wowed the crowd at a concert showcasing African music in London last night by singing and dancing with a Nigerian hip-hop band, the Daily Telegraph reports. Before climbing on stage, the former secretary of state made a speech highlighting his African-American heritage and calling on the world to help Africa prosper through trade.

"I never thought I would see Colin Powell dance Yahoozee," said the organizer of the Africa Rising festival. "He showed that common touch.”