chris strachwitz

Preserving culture with music

Dec 15, 2014

Good music can be uplifting, it can be healing, it can get you out of the house and on your feet, dancing. A new documentary film, “This Ain’t No Mouse Music,” tackles another side of music: how it can act like oral history, preserving unique cultures that could disappear.

Arhoolie's 50th Celebration

Feb 7, 2013
Sandy Miranda

Join host Sandy Miranda on Folk Music & Beyond this Saturday, 3-5pm for a record release party with Chris Strachwitz, Laurie Lewis, and surprise guests.  Chris' label Arhoolie Records celebrated its 50th anniversary last year with three special concerts in Berkeley.  A new 4-cd set has just been released featuring highlights from these concerts with Ry Cooder Taj Mahal The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band Santiago Jimenez, Jr. Laurie Lewis Creole Bells Peter Rowan Suzy & Eric Thompson Barbara Dane & Bob Mielke's Jazz All Stars, and Maria Muldaur.