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Latitudes: The International Music You Need To Hear Now

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

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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