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Angélique Kidjo Connects The Talking Heads With Her African Roots

The first time Kidjo heard Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime," she knew it was an African song. Almost 35 years later, her new cover album sounds as if it really had been conceived in West Africa.

Forest On The Sun Thrupence
Rinse Repeat Thrupence
Airlanes Run_Return
Differential Lymbyc Systym
Paraboloid (Evenings Remix) Lymbyc Systym
Now It's Over. Now I'm Awake. LUCHS
Red Gold Yesterday LUCHS
Listen to Me, My J. Post Jazz Mistress
Tshingane Abaji
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Nomad Spirit
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Trance Eastern Blues Abaji
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Angélique Kidjo Connects Talking Heads With Her African Roots

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The Great Curve Angelique Kidjo
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Burning Down the House [Alternate Version] Talking Heads
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Speaking in Tongues [Bonus Tracks]
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Lola Omolola is the founder of FIN, a private Facebook group with nearly 1.7 million members that has become a support network for women around the globe. Nolis Anderson for NPR hide caption

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One Woman's Facebook Success Story: A Support Group For 1.7 Million

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Molecule Oaktree
La Fin Oaktree
Angels (Kygo Edit) The XX
Perfect Instance City of the Sun
Ventura City of the Sun
Franki Valli (Instrumental) SoulChef
What You Rappin' For (Instrumental) SoulChef
Director The Antlers

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Hooking Up Gets Easier To Do In Saudi Arabia

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Mediterranean Sundance Omar Bashir
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cathy Glasson campaigns one week before the primary election in a Des Moines restaurant. She says she thinks in order to win against Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, she and her fellow candidates need to run far to the left. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Iowa Democrats Want Back Control Of The State, Starting With The Governor

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People flee El Rodeo village, less than 30 miles from the capital, Guatemala City, after the eruption of the Fuego volcano on Sunday. Noe Perez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Everything Is A Disaster': Guatemala's Fuego Volcano Erupts, Killing At Least 69

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