Starting this month, Arhoolie Foundation is introducing a new feature called Deep Dives , in an effort to share with pieces of the their collections. This month on their social media they take a Deep Dive into the Ann Savoy Collection of interviews with Louisiana musicians over the past 45 years.
Visit their Facebook Page for the interviews.
Ann Savoy says the interviews are “a portrait of a past world that in part no longer exists.” She brings you directly into the room to hear the stories from the musicians that have made outstanding Cajun music. Enjoy pieces of the interviews, photos, and music. Check back each month as Arhoolie dive into other parts of their collection of photos, posters, interviews, and music from the last 60 years.
After you listen to the interviews in the Ann Savoy Collection, listen to the music. Arhoolie has curated a playlist of all the performers featured this month. Check them out and remember that all of the Arhoolie releases are available at Smithsonian Folkways.
Open the Deep Dives Companion with this link.
About The Arhoolie Foundation:
The Arhoolie Foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and celebration of regional roots music and its makers. The foundation seeks to broaden public awareness of its diverse music history, support the vitality of living traditions, and reinforce the value and sustainability of community-based cultures.
The Arhoolie Foundation stems from the work of founder Chris Strachwitz and his seminal independent record label Arhoolie Records. In 1960, Strachwitz recorded Texas songster Mance Lipscomb for what was to become Arhoolie Records’ first album. Since then, he has devoted his life to recording and sharing regional music with a special emphasis on the genres of Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, and Tejano/Norteño. In 2016, Smithsonian Folkways acquired Arhoolie Records and continues to distribute the Arhoolie catalog worldwide.