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Jasmine Garsd

Jasmine Garsd appears in the following:

Music A Longtime Feature Of Cuba-U.S. Cultural Exchange

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuban rhythms and melodies have been part of what's been called the most American of art forms — jazz — ever since Jelly Roll Morton first heard them in the port of New Orleans and used them in his music. Josephine Baker performed in Cuba and Nat King Cole recorded there. But the revolution made cultural exchange all but impossible and even supposedly open-minded artists and musicians took sides.

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The Best Of 2014: Alt.Latino Listeners' Picks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Listeners chime in with their own favorites, including Chicano Batman and Helado Negro.

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Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 — but please, look both ways before you cross the street.

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Hear The Songs Alt.Latino Missed In 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The year's not over yet, so hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras still have time to let go of their regrets before starting anew.

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'Pelo Malo' Is A Rare Look Into Latin American Race Relations

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A new Venezuelan film explores racism and homophobia through the experiences of 9-year-old Junior, who drives his mother up a wall in a quest to straighten his thick, curly "pelo malo," or "bad hair."

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A Spanish 'Rent' Marks Return Of Broadway Musicals To Havana

Saturday, December 06, 2014

A half-century after such shows were banned by the Castro government, rehearsals are underway for a Spanish-language production of the rock musical Rent.

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Alt.Latino's Favorite Latin Music Of 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Hear an eclectic batch of highlights, from a young Colombian soul singer to a Puerto Rican rocker.

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Lions, Pianos And Boomboxes, Oh My: Movie Artifacts Hit The Auction Block

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the Wizard of Oz, the piano from Casablanca, and Radio Raheem's boombox from Do the Right Thing are some of the pieces of Hollywood memorabilia that sold at auction Monday night in New York.

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'Only The Truth' Gets At Reality Through Legend

Thursday, November 20, 2014

An opera nominated for a Latin Grammy explores Mexico's current political climate. It's based on a fictional bandida who continues to inspire fear and admiration along the border.

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'World Music' With A Kick

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas recently returned from an international world-music festival. Here, she joins Alt.Latino to share some of her thrilling finds.

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The Latin Grammys: Mexican Romance, Uruguayan Mellow And More

Thursday, November 13, 2014

With the help of Billboard's Judy Cantor-Navas, Alt.Latino finds gems among this year's nominees, from a flamenco legend to a laid-back troubadour.

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'Concert For Valor' Honors Veterans' Contributions

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tens of thousands of people will be on the National Mall Tuesday night for a Veterans Day event called "The Concert for Valor."

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Cafe Tacvba's Groundbreaking Influence, Then And Now

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Alt.Latino celebrates a Latin rock legacy, plays new music and discusses the film The Book Of Life.

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'Midnight In Mexico': The Alt.Latino Interview With Journalist Alfredo Corchado

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Corchado covered the Mexican drug war during its bloodiest peak. He joins Alt.Latino to discuss his book Midnight In Mexico and the music he enjoyed while writing it.

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Sam Amidon And Bill Frisell On World Cafe

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A London folksinger and a decorated jazz guitarist play songs from their new collaborative album.

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New Cuban Hip-Hop Meets Old Cuban Soul

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Alt.Latino takes a trip into the vault to remember Graciela, the Queen Of Latin Jazz, but also showcases a great new Cuban jazz singer and rapper named La Dame Blanche.

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Does Television Spanglish Need A Rewrite?

Saturday, October 04, 2014

More Hollywood writers are having Latino characters speak a mix of English and Spanish. But if Latinos themselves are divided over Spanglish, how can the entertainment industry get it right?

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From Puerto Rican Soul To Ranchero Punk, New Obsessions In Latin Music

Thursday, October 02, 2014

This week on Alt.Latino, hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras document their latest musical passions — including amazing music from the Los Angeles Tropical revival.

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Digging Through The Latin Grammy Nominations: Who's Worth Checking Out

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Alt.Latino co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd stop by to talk Latin Grammy nominations.

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For The Love Of Ricky Martin: In Praise Of Latin Pop

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Vocal coach Ximena Mor (of The Voice Mexico) joins Alt.Latino's Jasmine Garsd to discuss why Latin pop stars don't always get the credit they deserve.

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