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Fall Music Preview: Latin Alternative Edition

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The San Antonio, Texas trio Girl in a Coma releases the new album Exits & All The Rest Nov. 1. Josh Huskin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Laemouahuma Daniel Jatta plays the akonting, an African instrument that may be a precursor to the banjo. Courtesy of Chuck Levy hide caption

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The Banjo's Roots, Reconsidered

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Tareq Abboushi leads the New York band Shusmo with his buzuq, a kind of Middle Eastern lute. John Rogers hide caption

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Shusmo: Funky New Yorkers With Middle Eastern Roots

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