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Cairo band Wust el Balad

Host Marco Werman introduces us to a song by the Cairo band Wust el Balad. It is an anthem of sorts for Egyptian youth who relate to its lyrical metaphor for their dead-end lives. "Mom, I want to get married (but I don't have any money.")

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Hip-hop for revolution

The poetic tradition in North Africa has also woven its way into more modern forms of expression. One group of Libyan exiles has assembled some of the best tracks into a compilation. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Japanese ensemble KODO

Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about the latest CD from Japanese ensemble, KODO. The group is known for Japanese rhythms and beats, but their new CD experiments with global rhythms as well.