ARHOOLIE FOUNDATION COLLECTIONS:Chris Strachwitz Interviews
In 2015 The Arhoolie Foundation received a grant from the Grammy Foundation to digitize and put online the interviews that Chris Strachwitz recorded with musicians and friends over the past 50 years. He recorded these to capture the personal history of many of the musicians he recorded for his Arhoolie Records label and also for his long running radio show on on KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA) during the 1970’s and 1980’s. You can listen to the following interviews and many have transcripts as well.
Born on May 4th, 1906, Luis Acosta was one of three brothers who made the best bajo sextos in the world. Acosta bajo sextos were the preferred accompaniment to pioneering accordionists Don Santiago and Narciso Martinez and played by La Alondra De La Frontera herself Lydia Mendoza. Here is a rare interview of Luis Acosta conducted by Chris Strachwitz.Read More