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Latitudes: The International Music You Need To Hear Now

Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté from Mali. (Courtesy of the artists)

From feel-good anthems to the late Maya Angelou singing calypso (really!), here are five must-hear songs of the moment.

This month's pick of music from around the globe is, for the most part, lifted from current events. From a propaganda song that conquered Egypt in the run-up to the new round of presidential elections to a throwback to a very little-known chapter of the late Maya Angelou's life, the intersection of news and culture is clear. But we've also included a couple of sweet songs just for their own sake.

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