A joint project of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, the Arhoolie Foundation, and the UCLA Digital Library showcasing labels, album graphics, keywords, and audio excerpts of over 170,000 recordings. The digital archive enables wide-ranging research in Mexican and Mexican American culture and ensures that the lyrics, music, and tales in the Frontera Collection will be available to scholars and the public for generations to come.
Official YouTube channel of the Frontera Collection, featuring over 43,000 songs uploaded in their entirety.
The Arhoolie Foundation’s live, monthly showcase of the Frontera Collection. Hosted by Frontera Collection curator Juan Antonio Cuellar, the show highlights the vast range of performers, labels, and themes found in the Frontera Collection.
Rooted in the life’s work of founder Chris Strachwitz and his acclaimed independent label Arhoolie Records, the Arhoolie Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to to the preservation and celebration of regional roots music and its makers. The website features rare archival photos, interviews, and video documenting the blues, Cajun, Zydeco, Sacred Steel gospel, and many more vernacular music traditions.
The Arhoolie Foundation YouTube channel features rare and unreleased videos shot by Chris Strachwitz over his long career as a record producer and documentarian.
Nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution and part of the Smithsonian’s Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Smithsonian Folkways has been the home of Arhoolie Records since 2016.
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) was established in 1969 to have a systemic impact on the campus, within higher education, and across society through original research on the Chicano and Latino communities in the U.S.
A nonprofit that aims to connect Californians to ideas and one another in order to understand our shared heritage and diverse cultures, inspire civic participation, and shape the future.
A California state agency whose mission is to strengthen arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all.