Members of the Tuareg band Tartit at Mali's Festival of the Desert in 2011. Courtesy of Kiley Kraskouskas hide caption

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Stream The Film 'The Last Song Before The War'

Watch a joyous documentary about Mali's Festival in the Desert — a memento of vanished joy.

Juan Cirerol performs for a video shoot on his neighbors' front stoop in Mexico City. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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This Guy Could Be Mexico's Johnny Cash

Juan Cirerol invites Alt.Latino and Fusion to his house to play music and introduce himself.