This volunteer group dedicates itself to promoting women's education. The members were interested in my own education--how I became a mariachi player!
That road was a tough one. Learning by ear was probably the biggest challenge. However, I also had experiences with several difficult men who failed to meet my lowest expectations!
Hear the first part of my presentation here!
The best part is that mariachi, while curing my homesickness for my time in Mexico, led me to other creative endeavors. For example, I created a CD of revenge songs. Most importantly, I created Andy Veracruz. Now he's the star of five mysteries.
As a mariachi violinist, he has to play favorites such as "La bamba" five times a night. When that happens, he can't help himself. His attention wanders. He witnesses--well, find out more by reading Mariachi Meddler and the rest of the series!
Hear the second part here.