Frontera Collection ¡En Vivo! / April 28, 2022

¡Canciones de Guerra!

In this month’s Frontera Collection ¡En Vivo!, we will listen to and explore how armed conflict manifests in song. Whether it is a corrido, a soldier’s farewell, or a tribute to a heroic deed on the battlefield, there are many themes under the umbrella of war and we will listen to a few of them in this month’s Frontera Collection ¡En Vivo!

En el show Frontera Collection ¡En Vivo! de este mes, escucharemos y exploraremos cómo el conflicto armado se manifiesta en cancion. Ya sea un corrido, la despedida de un soldado o un homenaje a una hazaña en el campo de batalla, hay muchos temas de guerra y escucharemos algunos de ellos en la Colección Frontera ¡En Vivo!

When/Cuando: Thursday/Jueves 4/28/22 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.