Read an essay by John Santos, Historian/Percussionist, on the life and formidable legacy of Cuban musician, Israel ‘Cachao’ López, and his unforgettable contributions to jazz.
In these outtakes from the film, Gloria Estefen, Andy Garcia, and John Santos tell their favorite stories and recall memories of Cachao. They describe the ways his music influenced their lives and tell anecdotes from his life, including one of Cachao’s favorite jokes about how to kill a cat.
Read an excerpt from the essay “Branded Man”, originally published in 2003 by No Depression Magazine, about Merle Haggards music and the meaning we read into his songwriting.
Gandulf Hennig, the director of AMERICAN MASTERS Merle Haggard: Learning to Live With Myself premiering July 21, 2010 at 9pm on PBS(check local listings), explains his film making process and shares anecdotes about what it’s like to interview and film a maverick country musician such as Haggard.
Robby Krieger, guitarist for The Doors, talked to PBS at this year’s SXSW festival about AMERICAN MASTERS When You’re Strange, the first feature film about The Doors, premiering Wednesday, May 12, at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Krieger talks about the use of previously unseen archival footage in the film, Doors fan […]
John Densmore, the drummer for The Doors, talks to PBS about AMERICAN MASTERS When You’re Strange, the first feature documentary about The Doors. The film is directed by Tom DiCillo and narrated by Johnny Depp. Densmore discusses the documentary’s opening sequence featuring Jim Morrison’s rarely seen original film “HWY: An American Pastoral,” and the different […]
See stunning images of the completed Suzhou Museum, including images of the Chinese garden and rock landscape designs innovated by I.M. Pei.