Kate Marquez has been the Executive Director for over 14 years of The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a Tucson, Arizona based nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. They promote a variety of cultural, culinary, arts and music events throughout the year encouraging artist and community collaborations.
Suzanne Garcia is better known as “Susie” to all her fans, friends, and family, and if you are not laughing, crying, smiling, or dancing when she is onstage, then she thinks that she hasn’t done her job. With a keen ear for music, she began playing violin as a child. With the encouragement of her parents (both avid Mariachi fans and music aficionados), Susie was introduced to a genre of music rooted in tradition and cultural pride.
This episode was recorded on the patio in front of a Baskin Robins in Sahuarita, Arizona! There is some background noise that we apologize for. However the message and the inspiration that Marisa gives throughout the session is important so we hope you won’t mind the noise. This interview goes from one subject to another to another like a roller coaster. From talking about life in the theater, to growing up Latina to sushi, you never know what’s coming next! It’s fun, informative and thought provoking all at once. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.