Reviving the 'Traditional Washoe Pastimes'
Diving, tennis, soccer -- those are some of the sports that will be played in Rio de Janeiro as the Olympics kick off this weekend. Events you won't see? Baloyap, Sugayuk or Hinoyowgi. That's because these are games of the Washoe people, a group native to the mountains and valleys around Lake Tahoe. These games are a lot of fun, and they're critical to the survival of Washoe culture and language. And they're also essential for emotional health.
'Quiero Creedence': Latin Musicians Love CCR
El Cerrito is a small city in the San Francisco Bay Area, home to about 24,000 people. But for music fans, it's known as the birthplace of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Songs such as "Bad Moon Rising," "Fortunate Son," "Green River" and more were radio staples and heard around the world, but beloved especially in Mexico and Latin America. A new compilation album of Latin artists covering Creedence Clearwater Revival has just been released. It's called "Quiero Creedence." We talk with the project's producer Juan Manuel Caipo, and Deuce Eclipse of Oakland's Bang Data, one of 14 artists on the album.
Beach Boys Recall Their Iconic 'Pet Sounds' Goat Photo Shoot
Fifty years ago, the Beach Boys released their milestone album "Pet Sounds," a collection of groundbreaking songs that really redefined what pop music could be. In the decades since, critics and fans have scrutinized and analyzed every single aspect of the album's 13 songs. But the album's genius was hardly represented by its sleeve art. The cover features a snapshot of the band standing in a San Diego petting zoo, feeding goats. We spoke with members of the Beach Boys about their remembrances of the photo shoot.
The World According to Sound: What Do the Beach Boys and Charles Manson Have in Common?
The Beach Boys didn't write all their own material. Sometimes they did covers. And one musician they covered might surprise you. It's a reminder that who sings a song can radically change how you feel about it. In the latest episode of The World According to Sound, we present two very different versions of the same song -- by Charles Manson.
Mariachi Summer Camp Gives Kids a Taste of Tradition
If you had three weeks to finally learn how to play the music you've always wanted to play, what would it be? Classical? Jazz? What about Mariachi music? That's what some kids in Santa Rosa are learning to play this summer. We spent a day there, and found out the camp is trying to share a love and appreciation for this music with a new generation.