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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

The Ann Savoy Cajun Interviews Collection

The Arhoolie Foundation is excited to announce the newest addition to our archives, the Ann Savoy Cajun Interviews Collection.

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Announcing the Robert Stone Sacred Steel Gospel Collection

The Arhoolie Foundation is proud to announce that our archive will now be home to the Robert Stone Sacred Steel Gospel Collection. 

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Arhoolie Foundation Receives NEA Grant to Increase Public Access

It’s our great honor to announce that we have received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to continue our work...

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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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