Afro-Peruvian band Novalima performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 12, 2012. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux finds her tough side in her new album, La Bala. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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