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The murga choir Los Curtidores de Hongos performes at the Teatro de Lavalleja in Minas, Uruguay, in February. Martina Castro for NPR hide caption

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Carnaval In Uruguay: Choir Competitions In The Streets

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"Don't force it, give up!" reads the t-shirt of a protester during a rally opposing President Abdoulaye Wade's bid for a third term. The slogan comes from Y'en A Marre's signature song, "Abdoulaye, Faux! Pas Force."s opposed to President Abdoulaye Wade running for a third term Tanya Bindra/AP Photo hide caption

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'Enough Is Enough,' Say Senegalese Rappers

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Joan Soriano: Tiny Desk Concert

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Ana Tijoux's new album is La Bala. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ana Tijoux: Addressing Global Unrest In Rhyme

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In Idrissa Diop's "Bamba," an infectious chorus hits over joyous horns and a grinding rhythm that seems light while never letting up. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Diamonoye Tiopité

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Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot stages a protest in Moscow's Red Square against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Members were arrested and detained briefly after their mid-January protest. Pussy Riot hide caption

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In Russia, Punk-Rock Riot Girls Rage Against Putin

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The Creole Choir Of Cuba: Tiny Desk Concert

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The Romantic (And Still Relevant) Sound Of Bolero

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