Agustín Gurza, Presente!

It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Agustín Gurza. He died Saturday, January 8, after suffering a heart attack. An obituary that ran in the Los Angeles Times is attached below.

Agustín was the CSRC's resident expert on the Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings, and wrote an award-winning book for CSRC Press and a regular blog about this remarkable archive. We will miss his knowledge, passion, and how he expressed in writing his sincere love for this music. Most of all we will miss Gurza himself--a kind, dedicated, and inspiring member of the CSRC family. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of his loved ones. Agustín Gurza, presente!

"Agustin Gurza, a former Times columnist and influential Latin music critic, dies at 73," Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2022