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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

Rumbo a California Documents the Rise of Mexican Music in California

El Cerrito, CA (9/15/22) – The Arhoolie Foundation presents Rumbo a California: Making Mexican Music in the Golden State, a bilingual digital exhibition that...

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GRAMMY MUSEUM® GRANT SUPPORTS ARHOOLIE FOUNDATION

(JUNE, 2022) — The GRAMMY Museum® Grant Program announced $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 16 recipients in the United States to...

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Arhoolie Foundation to Receive $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

El Cerrito, CA – The Arhoolie Foundation has been approved for a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for...

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About Chris Strachwitz

The ripple effect of Chris Strachwitz in the world is immeasurable in preserving this music. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to...

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