Tribal music documentary premieres Saturday


Quechan filmmaker Daniel Golding is using modern technology to preserve some very old music. Golding's documentary “Songs of the Colorado,” which premieres Saturday, spotlights the traditional songs of American and Mexican tribes of the Southwest who speak the Yuman language. For two years, Golding traveled to interview and film lead singers of various tribes. And for the first time, lead singers from those tribes gathered to discuss common issues such as loss of language and the effects the loss had on learning the songs.