Haiti on brink of becoming latest member of African Union

If all goes as planned, Haiti, yes North America's Haiti, will become the latest member of the African Union sometime in January. Haiti and Africa share a sense of history, and African countries stepped up in the wake of Haiti's earthquake, which has led some to conclude the time is right to formalize their ties.


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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou

Even though the music business continues to suffer economically, record labels are still releasing lots of old music that's been re-mastered and tweaked so it sounds fresher than ever. We hear today about Orchestre Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou.

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Angelique Kidjo and Ibrahim Sylla

PRI's The World talks with Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo about her honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music and with legendary West African record producer Ibrahim Sylla about the differences between West African pop music and 'world music.'