Gwen Thompkins Gwen Thompkins is an NPR foreign correspondent covering East Africa.

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Ernie K Doe performs at the 2001 New Orleans Jazz Festival. Leon Morris/Redferns hide caption

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01Stanton Moore, 'Here Come The Girls'

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Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison perform in the 1958 TV adaptation of Kiss Me, Kate. The music by Cole Porter employed accidental notes to help illustrate the lyrics. Ralph Morse/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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How 'Accidental' Notes Grab Our Attention

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Allen Toussaint performs at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Sean Gardner/Getty Images hide caption

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Hear An Unreleased Song By Allen Toussaint

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Nothing, Not Even Recovery, Moves Quickly In New Orleans

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Egypt's fishermen near Alexandria ply the Nile and the Mediterranean Sea. The river is a lifeline for the country. Philip Rizk for NPR hide caption

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Thirsty Egypt Clings Tight To The Nile

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A hydroelectric plant in Ethiopia. The country hopes to harness the waters of the Blue Nile to export hydropower and to irrigate crops. Dawit Nida hide caption

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Ethiopia Claims High Ground In Right-To-Nile Debate

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A hippopotamus wades into the waters of the Nile in Uganda. Miguel Juarez for NPR hide caption

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Mystery On The Nile: Just Whose River Is It?

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One Sudan Marriage Ritual: An Alluring Dance

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South Sudanese women carry cans filled with water on their heads at Terekeka, north of Juba. Many southerners say they plan to vote for independence next year. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many In Southern Sudan Long For Independence

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In Parts Of Sudan, Life Hasn't Changed In Centuries

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Fraud Suspected In Sudan Election Results

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