Luis Acosta Interview

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.

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Interviewee: Luis Acosta
Interviewer: Chris Strachwitz
Date: May 19, 1974
Location: San Antonio Texas
Language: English

This is an interview originally recorded for research purposes. It is presented here in its raw state, unedited except to remove some irrelevant sections and blank spaces. All rights to the interview are reserved by the Arhoolie Foundation. Please do not use anything from this website without permission.