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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

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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The Backus Museum presents Tuned To The Spirit: Photographs from the Sacred Steel Community

The A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery will present Tuned to the Spirit: Photographs from the Sacred Steel Community March 11 – May 8,...

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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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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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