The Mercury prize winner’s collaboration with Egyptian musician Ramy Essam and photographer Giles Duley is dedicated to displaced children in Lebanon

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The timing of PJ Harvey’s latest release is pertinent. As political squabbling reaches its climax before the UK’s general election on 8 June, the musician is turning her gaze towards the global refugee crisis for a collaboration with Egyptian artist Ramy Essam, whose song Irhal became synonymous with the demonstrations at Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Egyptian revolution of 2011.

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