We had the good fortune of connecting with Miguel Zazueta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miguel, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe that risk is a very important part of growth. We should always be mindful about what we are risking, but many times the risk has more to do with shame, embarrassment, or those kinds of negative emotions that emerge from insecurity. I believe that confronting those kinds of fears is a risk everyone should take. Always have faith in yourself and your ideas, other people’s opinion shouldn’t be part of your concerns. Be true to yourself and take the risk of creating new paths.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Right now I am working with a beautiful vocal ensemble from Tijuana “Radical Ensamble” which I co-direct. This is an artistic group conformed by beautiful and talented persons were we explore the full capacity of vocal and human expression through musical interpretation and other performance works. We have been working through the pandemic trying to be creative and resourceful to be able to continue our work during this circumstances. It has been difficult but we are going to make our debut video concert this June and I’m very happy and proud about it. The lesson I have learned is not to give up, to hold and keep going, even things are uncertain and it seems impossible to succeed, keep going, even if it is one small step at a time, never give up, fight for your dreams.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m going to talk about Tijuana, and Baja because that is where I am from. I would take them to eat fish tacos at “Tito’s”in playas, also I would go by “Nektar Café” to drink good coffee and see the current star wars themed area. Then I would take them to to Ensenada to the wine route and have some wine and pizza, then we could go back to Tijuana and visit CECUT to watch an artistic performance, and finally we could go to “Mamut Brewery” to have some Tijuana’s craft beer.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank all my vocal teachers an mentors that have supperted me through all the years I have been singing : Ruth Polío, Ignacio Clapés, Carmina Escobar, and my current mentor, Susan Narucki.