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3:16 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Business News

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Europe
3:09 am
Thu June 28, 2012

European Leaders Grapple With Saving Euro

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Middle East
3:09 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Geneva Meeting Will Focus On Syrian Political Transition

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Around the Nation
3:09 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Colorado Using Half Of U.S. Wildfire Fighting Resources

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 10:34 am

A massive wildfire near Colorado Springs is threatening thousands of homes and the nearby Air Force Academy. Fire management officials have issued mandatory evacuation orders for more than 30,000 homes. New students are set to arrive at the Air Force Academy on Thursday.

Music
1:26 am
Thu June 28, 2012

The Bajo Quinto: The Instrument That Will Not Go Gently

Don Telesforo next to a bajo quinto, holding a jarana mixteca.
Courtesy of Ruben Luengas

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 10:34 am

Almost 20 years ago, a young student at the National University of Mexico went in search of a very old instrument in the mountains of the southern state of Oaxaca. Today, he has become a leading force in the revival of the instrument called the bajo quinto and the music played on it.

Ruben Luengas was working on a research project at the National School of Music in Mexico City in 1995. He wanted to focus on the music of his hometown, in the Mixtec region of Oaxaca, so he asked his 97-year-old grandmother to tell him about the music played at her wedding.

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