Frontera Collection ¡En Vivo! / July 15, 2021


In this week’s program, we will explore musical tributes to people in history. These songs pay homage to people from all walks of life for their accomplishments and or their contributions to humanity. These songs will touch upon many aspects of history, some with musical connections and some not. Come and enjoy some music from the Frontera Collection and learn about someone you might not have known about but were immortalized in song.

En el programa de esta semana, exploraremos los tributos musicales a personas de la historia. Estas canciones rinden homenaje a personas de todos los ámbitos de la vida por sus logros o sus contribuciones a la humanidad. Estas canciones tocarán muchos aspectos de la historia, algunas con conexiones musicales y otras no. Ven y disfruta de la música de la Colección Frontera y aprende sobre alguien a quien quizás no conocías pero que fueron inmortalizados en una canción.


When/Cuando: Thursday/Jueves 7/15/21 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.