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THE ARHOOLIE FOUNDATION

A nonprofit organization rooted in the life's work of its founder Chris Strachwitz and his acclaimed independent label Arhoolie Records. Our mission is to document and celebrate blues, Cajun, zydeco, gospel, jazz, Tejano/Norteño, old-time, and other tradition-based styles of music through archival preservation, exhibits, community and educational outreach, live performance, and direct support to artists.

ARHOOLIE FOUNDATION NEWS

Arhoolie Foundation Receives Grant Award from California Humanities

We are happy to share that we have received a Humanities For All Project Grant award for Rumbo A California—An Exhibition of the...

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A 2019 Year End Letter From Chris

  December 19, 2019 Dear Friends, It has been a busy year for the Arhoolie Foundation. We head into 2020 with lots of...

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Frontera YouTube Channel – Listen to over 34,000 songs from 78RPM records

The Frontera Collection YouTube  Channel started uploading videos in April of 2018 of the music from The Arhoolie Foundation’s Strachwitz Frontera  Collection of...

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