New Digitizing Station Up And Running

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, we have established a second digitizing station and hired an additional technician (Leon Garcia, pictured) to preserve the more than 700 rare regional cassette tapes contained in the Frontera Collection. Produced in small numbers by local independent labels with limited distribution, the majority of these recordings were never issued on any other format, and therefore offer increasingly scarce documentation of regional musical styles and content. We are grateful to have Leon with us, and encouraged by the NEA’s generous continued support for our broadening efforts to preserve what we believe to be important and exciting cultural material.

Rumbo a california

The Arhoolie Foundation is proud to present: Rumbo a California: Making Mexican Music in the Golden State, a bilingual digital exhibition that explores the history of Mexican music in California and the stories of the people, labels, and events that have shaped it.


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