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Frontera Collection En Vivo features music from all regions and artists who have gone unnoticed, shining a light on their contributions both musically and culturally. Tune in to the show on YouTube, and check this page to find playlists, selected images, recording dates, and resource links.

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11/5/2020: Label Spotlight: Small Texas Labels

RECENT ¡EN VIVO! SHOWS

10/15/20:  Duetos Femeninos
10/1/20: Introduction to the Frontera Collection
6/7/2020: Last of the Shelter in Place DJ Sets
5/24/20: Frontera En Vivo! Fine of mix genres with a focus on 78rpm Platters!
5/5/20: 5 De Mayo! Today we take time to honor and reflect on the Batalla De Puebla with Music!
4/16/20: Cuarentena Mix – First sheltered in place DJ set!

ABOUT THIS SHOW

Hosted by Juan Antonio Cuellar, this bilingual two-hour show will feature music from the collection on all formats including 78rpm, 33rpm, 45rpm, and digitized files. Some episodes will highlight a genre or a theme, others will bring in guests for expert commentary. Some episodes will feature historical background on the artists, composers, and more.

ABOUT JUAN ANTONIO

Juan Antonio Cuellar is the Lead Digitizing Engineer for The Strachwitz Frontera Collection, the largest collection of Mexican and Mexican American recordings in the world. Since 2002 he has personally listened to and digitized over 130,000 songs.

Born in Los Caños, Aguascalientes, Juan Antonio immigrated along with his family to Northern California to start a new life. A musician since childhood and avid record collector, he played the trumpet and the valve trombone. From 2002-2015 he played and toured with San Francisco bilingual punk band La Plebe, called “one of the Bay Area’s most exciting independent bands” by El Tecolote1 and voted “Best Poder to the People” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Juan Antonio is in the final stages of digitizing the collection. After 18 years of absorbing the vast historical and cultural knowledge contained in this one-of-a-kind archive, he is excited to share his expertise and passion and spotlight artists and songs that have laid dormant.

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