Started in 2009, Colibrí Entertainment has begun to develop itself as a production company and booking agency committed to the talent, innovation, and creativity of Mexican, Mexican American, and Chicano visual and performing artists. Colibrí Entertainment was born out of the desire to create performance opportunities for both male and female artists that are committed to preserving their cultural heritage, values, and traditions and encouraging the creation of art that could trans- form and educate communities of all ages and ethnicities.
Artistic Director and founder of Colibrí Entertainment, Susie Garcia, got her start in performance of Mariachi Music in the early 90’s and has continued a successful career in music and theatre ever since, even winning an American Grammy award in 2008 for “Best Regional Mexican Album” with Mariachi Divas. In 2009, Susie had the opportunity to take her artistic knowledge and her solid education and pair it with her business background of seven years with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. to create an organization that she felt could raise the bar within the entertainment industry and better serve the community by providing a very high quality of talent and professionalism carried out by a team of professionals committed to excellence, innovation, and transformation.
2009- Colibrí Entertainment began the development and representation of contemporary latin sound with the introduction of Las Colibrí, an all female mariachi. In this same year, Las Colibrí was cast under the musical direction of Susie Garcia, to star alongside Chicano comedy troupe Culture Clash in a 6 week production at the Getty Villa of “Peace” by Aristophones directed by Bill Rauch.
2010- Colibrí Entertainment went on to produce a solo album and a CD Release event featuring Susie Garcia titled “Esa Guerita”. García was also featured in November of 2010 at Las Cruces International Mariachi Festival.
2011- Colibrí Entertainment has had the wonderful opportunity to send Las Colibrí to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for a 10-month production of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” where they are making waves and carrying out a very important artistic mission through the encouragement and direction of García. During their ten-month stint in Ashland, they have performed for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Green Show”, given lectures to educate patrons about Mariachi Music, and have participated in various community outreach events and projects.
2012- Colibrí Entertainment produced their very first live concert: !Viva La Tradición! 5 De Mayo with Mariachi Los Camperos featuring Las Colibrí, Mariachi Estrella de Jalisco, and Plaza de La Raza Youth Ensemble. Their second live music production was !Viva La Tradición! A Tribute to Nati Cano and Los Camperos, which was featured by KCET as part of their LIVE AT THE FORD series.
2013- Colibrí Entertainment returned to the John Anson Ford Theatre to produce the !Viva La Tradición! A Tribute to Freddy Fender show featuring Grammy Award Winning Texmaniacs, Los Hermanos Herrera, Las Colibrí, and Pio Pico Middle School Band
2014- Colibrí Entertainment returned to the John Anson Ford Theatre to produce the !Viva La Tradición! Voces Y Leyendas show featuring María Elena Beltran, Las Colibrí, Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar, Plaza de La Traza Youth Mariachi, and Ballet Folklor Pasion Mexicana.