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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

New Blog Shares Discoveries

The Arhoolie Foundation introduces This Ain’t No Mouse Blog to present stories from the Arhoolie Foundation’s extraordinary archive of American roots music and...

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The Arhoolie Foundation Year-End Letter

Looking back at this last year, the Arhoolie Foundation continues the work of promoting and preserving roots-based American music. From Mississippi to Louisiana,...

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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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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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Rumbo a california

The Arhoolie Foundation is proud to present: Rumbo a California: Making Mexican Music in the Golden State, a bilingual digital exhibition that explores the history of Mexican music in California and the stories of the people, labels, and events that have shaped it.

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