Frontera Collection ¡En Vivo! / March 31, 2022

¡Viva La Mujer!

Frontera Collection En Vivo is proud to spotlight and amplify women’s voices and their contributions to the musical landscape.  This two-hour production will fill you with joy, pride, and happiness as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through the musical layers of the Frontera Collection and its many genres!

Frontera Collection En Vivo se enorgullece de destacar y amplificar las voces y contribuciones de las mujeres al panorama musical. ¡Esta producción de dos horas lo llenará de alegría, orgullo y asombro mientras lo lleva en un viaje sincero a través de las capas musicales de la Colección Frontera y sus muchos géneros!

When/Cuando: Thursday/Jueves 3/31/22 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.