Mariachi Memoirs (A Photojournalist's Journey)

Nov 24, 2017

Barbara Bustillos Cogswell at KRWG FM studios.
Mariachi Memoirs - A Photojournalist's Journey - Vol. 1

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Photojournalist Barbara Bustillos Cogswell from Tucson, Arizona to share her love of Mariachi music and her video documentary “Mariachi Memoirs (A Photojournalist’s Journey)” with a focus on sharing Mariachi advice with Mariachi music students.

Cogswell’s experiences in the Mariachi world through conversations and concert performances by world renowned Mariachi artists like Lola Beltran, Pepe Aguilar, and Amalia Mendoza; maestros and groups such as Jose Hernandez of Sol de Mexico, Randy and Steve Carrillo with Mariachi Cobre, and the late Nati Cano of Los Camperos, took twenty years to compile in her “Mariachi Memoirs” DVD. She is in the process of producing her new four-part Mariachi documentary to be available in 2018.

To find more information on how you can obtain the “Mariachi Memoirs” DVD and to donate or volunteer, visit Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference at, or on Facebook at Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference.