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Humpback whale and calf, off the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico.
August 6, 2015 Male humpback whales create "songs" together, scientists say. Katy Payne was the first to hear the shifts in pitch and pattern in the collective calls as complex music — haunting, evolving tunes.
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Enrique Iglesias' song "Bailando" — with versions in Spanish and in Spanglish — has hit big both on the Latin pop charts and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
September 28, 2014 Enrique Iglesias' catchy song went to No. 1 on the Latin streaming charts before jumping to the Billboard Hot 100. It's hardly the first crossover hit — but demographic shifts might be at play too.
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July 8, 2014 This summer, Kenya came to Washington, D.C. Artists, runners and Maasai elders were part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.
March 12, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the changing role of aid workers in conflict zones, and criminal punishment for excess violence in sports. In the second hour, disparities in school discipline, and why some songs get stuck in our heads.
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