Los Angeles CA
Question: You are a third-generation Los Angeles musician with strong Latino roots who now writes and performs with your own grown children. How does that make you feel?
Answer: It fills me with pride. I became a recording artist in 1982, and in 1988 I recorded the song ‘Forever Mine’ with my dad, Rafael Guzman- Sanchez, a year before he passed away. I remember him singing across from me as we played a Guaracha rhythm together. He looked at me like never before. I didn’t understand why he had that look in his eyes. It wasn’t until I had the first recording session with my kids that a chill came over me as I heard them in the headphones for the first time. It’s like we were communicating on a whole new level. My heart was filled with so much love and happiness and I finally understood what my dad felt that day. Every time I am blessed to create with my kids, it is like my dad is there with us.