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Play deals with Catholic sex abuse

An orphaned choir boy is abused by his Catholic priest, and grows up to be a troubled parent. That's the plot of a play that opened last month in Regensburg, Germany, just as that city's real-life clergy abuse scandal came to light. Susan Stone reports.

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Kreyol rap in Haiti

Haiti is the birthplace of many musical genres: troubadou, Vodun racine, high-energy rara, and so on. Many Haitians would argue that rap does not belong on this list. Then rap kreyol hit the scene. As Amy Bracken reports, the music's very much alive.

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Pato Fu

Marco Werman profiles Brazilian rock band Pato Fu, now going viral with its video of Paul McCartney's ?Live and Let Die,' performed on toy instruments. From PRI's The World.

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Gianmaria Testa

The subject of our Global Hit today likes to keep his songs simple. Just a guitar and his own gravely voice. Meet Italian singer-songwriter Gianmaria Testa. Testa's latest CD was recorded live in Rome a couple of years ago. It's called 'Solo dal Vivo.'