Model Alec Wek poses for a portrait in the Ritz Carlton Hotel on the day of the Africa Rising music and fashion festival on August 1, 2008 in Washington, DC. Jay-Z and John Legend are confirmed to headline tonight's event in the Kennedy Centre which campaigns for a different approach in Africa. Created by media mogul Nduka Obaigbena the tour officially launched in Nigeria with two shows in July. Washington is the third stop on a four city, three nation tour. The event will culminate in a grand finale in London's Royal Albert Hall on October 14th.
(August 1, 2008 - Source: Chris Jackson/Getty Images North America)