Africa http://tpr.org en Meet The Musicians And Storytellers Of Kenya http://tpr.org/post/meet-musicians-and-storytellers-kenya <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZxRIYsb8ks</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuc858LOytg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm46th-UsRE</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:32:00 +0000 NPR Staff 34690 at http://tpr.org Meet The Musicians And Storytellers Of Kenya Uganda's Watoto Children's Choir Sings Against All Odds http://tpr.org/post/ugandas-watoto-childrens-choir-sings-against-all-odds <p>Their music is pretty well guaranteed to put a smile on your face but the kids who are making it haven’t had a lot to smile about. They're from strife-torn Uganda.</p><p>“Some of the children we have were abandoned on the streets," said Watoto Children’s Choir Team Leader Phillip Mugerwa.</p><p>“Others, they saw their parents murdered during war. Others saw their parents die of HIV and AIDS,” he said.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:10:10 +0000 Jack Morgan 25900 at http://tpr.org Uganda's Watoto Children's Choir Sings Against All Odds Angélique Kidjo Shares The 'Shiver' Of Hearing A Beautiful Voice http://tpr.org/post/ang-lique-kidjo-shares-shiver-hearing-beautiful-voice Grammy-winning artist Angélique Kidjo is one of the biggest names in African music, and at 53, she's still moving at the speed of light. Her latest album, <em>Eve</em>, is out Tuesday and includes collaborations with some fellow stars: <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14983141/kronos-quartet" target="_blank">Kronos Quartet</a>, the Luxembourg Philharmonic and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14987602/dr-john" target="_blank">Dr. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:15:29 +0000 NPR Staff 25677 at http://tpr.org Angélique Kidjo Shares The 'Shiver' Of Hearing A Beautiful Voice Reports Of Arrests And Torture Under Nigeria's Anti-Gay Law http://tpr.org/post/reports-arrests-and-torture-under-nigerias-anti-gay-law Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Human rights advocates in Nigeria are reporting that dozens of gay men have been arrested under a new law that makes homosexual clubs or associations illegal. That law also criminalizes same-sex marriage. Gay men who have been arrested have reportedly been tortured into giving up the names of others. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:11:00 +0000 editor 25149 at http://tpr.org World Celebrations: Beauty In The Desert http://tpr.org/post/world-celebrations-beauty-desert <p>Forget the bathing suits, <strong>Cure&nbsp;</strong><strong>Sal</strong><strong>é</strong><strong>e</strong> is for men only.</p><p>The Sahara Desert is populated by nomads who use camels for transportation, bring live goats and sheep for fresh victuals as needed, and traverse the land buying and selling. For one week in September, the Tuareg and Fulani tribes gather at In-Gall, a fertile area of salt-laden grass, on which they feed their cattle. (Cows require salt to maintain good health.) This is also an opportunity to meet and mingle, and perhaps find romance.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:27:32 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 18017 at http://tpr.org World Celebrations: Beauty In The Desert The Cinematic Sounds Of Lo'Jo http://tpr.org/post/cinematic-sounds-lojo <p></p><p>Celebrating thirty years of performing, Lo'Jo, the French group from Angers, have released their thirteenth album. The title of the album says it all 'Cinema El Mundo', and the music unfolds as in a film.</p><p>It starts out with the aptly named "At The Beginning" and brings us along on a journey which incorporates&nbsp;music from North Africa. Vocals from the iconic English singer Robert Wyatt are added, and no Lo'Jo album would be complete without the El Mourid&nbsp;sisters.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:54:29 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 5878 at http://tpr.org The Cinematic Sounds Of Lo'Jo Musicians Unite For Peace In War-Torn Mali http://tpr.org/post/musicians-unite-peace-war-torn-mali <p>The West African nation of Mali has seen instability and violence since March of 2012 when a military coup overthrew the government of President Amadou Toumani Touré. Since then, the violence has escalated as Islamic extremists have joined the fighting and further divided the country into North and South.</p><p>This month France announced their intervention due to the rapid escalation of violence over the last few months, and the United States is now helping with operational support.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:16:30 +0000 Chris Eudaily 5272 at http://tpr.org Musicians Unite For Peace In War-Torn Mali