On September 18, 2014 the Cerrito Theater showed the new documentary “This Ain’t No Mouse Music,” about Chris Strachwitz and the record label he founded, Arhoolie Records. The event started with a New-Orleans-style parade to the theater from Down Home Music, the record store associated with Arhoolie. The parade was led by a band calling itself the “Saint Strachwitz Benevolent Society Orkestr of El Cerrito.” Chris Strachwitz was there along with the filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling. The event was a benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation, which documents, preserves, presents and disseminates authentic traditional and regional vernacular music.
Here are some photos:
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