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On a recent day, first came "Caterpillar," a jazzy, sultry song from Alain Souchon. Then Rafael & Toots, with a sort of '80s rock ballad backed by a Carla Bruni-esque voice, on "Adieu Haiti". More: Toumani Diabate, drums, whistles, flutes and such in "Africa Challenge." "Day by Day," by Femi Kuti. You get the idea. So go explore.
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