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Leaders Wanted: Protest Songs From The Arab Spring

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Music In Afghanistan A Sensitive Subject

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Adiós 2011: 8 Songs To Celebrate The End Of The Year

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Flame On: Protest Songs From Greece

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Listen Now

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Maria Volonte: Tiny Desk Concert

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K-Pop Blows Up: Korean Music Finds Fans Worldwide

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Es Un Monstruo Grande Y Pisa Fuerte: 12 Latin American Protest Songs

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El Rego: A Singer From Benin With Soul And Funk

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Hear Part Two Of The Winter Solstice Celebration

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Cesária Évora, Grammy-Winning Cape Verdean Singer, Has Died

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