And now it's time for the occasional series we call In Year Ear. That's when guests of our program tell us what songs they listen to for a little inspiration.
Today we get the personal playlist of Tia Mowry. She is the star of the BET sitcom "The Game." She joined us recently to talk about her book "Oh Baby! Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another." And here's what's playing in Tia Mowry's ear.
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.