See the story of El Cerrito’s own record label!
The City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission and The El Cerrito Historical Society are sponsoring a showing of the movie “This Ain’t No Mouse Music” at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito. This film is a documentary about Arhoolie Records and its founder, Chris Strachwitz, who also owns and runs Down Home Music (the record store in El Cerrito that’s just a few blocks from the theater.) He’s a German immigrant who fell in love with American traditional music and created a record company so he could capture it. He has recorded Cajun and Zydeco, New Orleans brass bands, Tex-Mex, blues, bluegrass, country and many other types of music. What it all has in common is authenticity and gutsiness—Strachwitz isn’t interested in anything that’s wimpy or watered down.
“This Ain’t No Mouse Music” was produced and directed by Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon (both former collaborators of Les Blank).
There will be only one showing of “This Ain’t No Mouse Music” at the Cerrito on Sunday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. Admission is free.