Laura M. Morthland,
School of Architecture in
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
"Mariama’s presentation for the 2015 Charles D. Tenney Lecture on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale was both inspiring and thought provoking…served as a powerful conduit to understand Katherine Dunham’s
life and work, Dr. Mariama’s life and work, and the “place” of SIU in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The presentation ended with a crescendo of group dance; providing those who engaged in it a glimpse of the transcendent nature of artistic performance.”
Medgar Evers College
“We were fortunate to have Marguerite Mariama to come to work with us on…self-esteem, which is a model for dealing with image from the inside out. The work that she has done in the two short years she has been with us is phenomenal in terms of the outcomes. A student who feels good about herself goes to class with that feeling and that feeling permeates other kinds of things as everything is interconnected and interrelated.”
“Marguerite Mariama…knows what she’s talking and singing about…she’s one of the most exciting blues belters on the scene…she’s equally comfortable with a moody ballad…boasts an enviable range with confident intonation to display her ‘straightahead’ jazz chops and her infectious sense of musical humor."
Walt Disney Imagineering
"…Bravos were echoing throughout the Theatre.
…Marguerite Mariama playing the role of Mme. Armfeldt (in A Little Night Music) was amazing…her poise, her grace, her delivery impeccable. Her voice touched our hearts. Mme. Armfeldt made us laugh, sigh and believe. It was a great evening indeed…"