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For Artist Lira, South Africa Is All Soul

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Afro-soul musician Lira is among the biggest stars in South Africa, having released four multi-platinum albums there. She talks to host Michel Martin about growing up during apartheid, her inspirations, and how she aims to help preserve African culture through her new CD, Rise Again.
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