Goats and Soda
10:21 am
Thu August 28, 2014

In Haiti, An 'American Idol'-Style Contest About Child Slavery

Hedson Lamour, 28, prays with his color-coordinated band before performing. He entered the contest because his mom was a child slave.
Frederic Dupoux for NPR

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 12:33 pm

Haiti's got talent.

Tamarre Joseph paces the stage, her sleek, short blue dress hugging her pencil-thin frame. She works the hometown crowd, rapping "Nap rive peyi san restavek."

The thousands in the packed stadium jump and sing along. An entire section of men take off their shirts and wave them overhead.

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Heavy Rotation
9:03 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing


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Code Switch
2:42 am
Thu August 28, 2014

How The 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia

Carl Douglas strikes a pose as he promotes his 1974 song, "Kung Fu Fighting."
Michael Putland Getty Images

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 2:50 pm

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Trade Lingo
3:47 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

The Calamity Of The 'Clam,' Every Musician's Headache

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 6:29 pm

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All Songs TV
12:56 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

The Both, 'Volunteers of America'

Ted Leo and Aimee Mann as The Both, in a scene from their new video for the song "Volunteers Of America."
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 4:09 pm

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