Sauti Sol performs for a Field Recording on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2012 Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Field Recordings

A Morning Walk With Sauti Sol

The Afro-fusion quartet from Nairobi greets the Austin morning with a version of "Love or Leave."

The Soweto Gospel Choir performs a Tiny Desk Concert on February 14, 2011. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Soweto Gospel Choir

The group fuses the music of many Christian cultures, with nods to African songs of celebration.

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

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Novalima

At the NPR offices, the band plays in a lean, funky configuration that gets the room grooving along.