Frontera Collection ¡En Vivo! / December 22, 2022

Canciones Navideñas

In this month’s Frontera Collection ¡En Vivo! We take look and listen to the Christmas songs archived in the Frontera Collection from all decades and genres! We will play classic Holiday songs that were famous on both sides of the border as well as non-traditional songs about Christmas!

En la Colección Frontera de este mes ¡En Vivo! ¡Echamos un vistazo y escuchamos las canciones navideñas archivadas en Frontera Collection de todas las décadas y géneros! ¡Tocaremos canciones navideñas clásicas que fueron famosas en ambos lados de la frontera, así como canciones no tradicionales sobre la Navidad!

When/Cuando: Thursday/Jueves 12/22/22 6-8 pm PST
Where/Donde: Frontera Collection YouTube Channel
Who/Quien: Digitizing Engineer/Ingeniero de digitalización – Juan Antonio Cuellar



Statement on the passing of Chris Strachwitz

Arhoolie Records Founder
July 1, 1931 – May 5, 2023

We celebrate the life of our founder, friend, and great record man Chris Strachwitz. He died peacefully at home in Marin County, CA, surrounded in his last days by dear friends and family. Over his 91 years, Chris captured the music that represents the best “down home music” the world has to offer.

He was at the forefront of nearly all the roots revivals over the last 60 years including blues, zydeco, Cajun, Norteño and Tejano music. His drive to document traditional music helped introduce the nation to our diverse musical heritage. He had the foresight to save music that might have otherwise been lost to obscurity and played a role in strengthening cultural traditions through his records, films, and most recently the Arhoolie Foundation. He cared for those around him, fought for royalties and recognition for Arhoolie artists, and provided counsel to countless musicians, writers, film makers, and academics.

Plans for a public celebration of his life will be announced in the coming weeks. Today we’re thinking of all that Chris brought to our lives and the lives of the musicians and fans with whom he shared his passion.