Jasmine Garsd

Jasmine Garsd appears in the following:

The Music Of The Venezuelan Presidential Campaigns

Friday, April 12, 2013

On Sunday, voters in Venezuela will head to the polls, and in Caracas, the noise level is as high as voters' emotions. There is a background noise that accompanies everyday life in Latin America, a constant soundtrack: music blaring from food stands and cars, loud automobiles that are so run-down ...


La Vida Boheme's Singer Picks An Essential Venezuelan Soundtrack

Thursday, April 04, 2013

For the next week, I'll be traveling throughout Venezuela along with NPR's Morning Edition. I leave our faithful audience in the good hands of beloved Alt.Latino co-host Felix Contreras.

I'll help out mostly with our news coverage. But, Venezuela being the musical powerhouse that it is, Felix and I just ...


Fresh Flavor For Your Ears: 7 New Latin Songs

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Traveling for leisure is a modern concept. Before the mid-19th century, voyaging for fun (and sometimes for health reasons) was limited to the wealthy. For everyone else, traveling was either out of necessity (diaspora) or a vocation: sailors, explorers, the military. One of my favorite works of literature, The Odyssey, ...


Vive Latino 2013: Who Rocked The House?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Of all the music festivals I attend each year, Mexico City's Vive Latino is by far my favorite. While other festivals function as gathering places for the industry and marketers, Vive Latino feels like a genuine celebration of great music. For three days, you can lose yourself among hundreds of ...


From Austin, Con Amor: Our Favorites From SXSW

Friday, March 15, 2013

I had to catch my breath when I first stepped onto the SXSW grounds. The Austin, Texas festival features tens of thousands of bands, films, speaking events and more. The sheer amount of activities can get overwhelming.

Our colleague Stephen Thompson accurately described SXSW as "several festivals within a festival" ...


Guest DJ: Oscar-Winning Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

Thursday, March 07, 2013

My literature professor in high school once shared a memory of growing up in the Argentine dictatorship that stuck with me: She recalled buying an AC/DC album as a teenager in the '70s, going into her basement with her friends, unwrapping the album and rocking out to the record at ...


Alt.Latino Presents Cafe Tacvba, Molotov, Bajofondo And More At SXSW 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Earlier this year, when NPR Music told us we'd present our first Latin Alternative showcase at South by Southwest, we were asked to dream up the most fantastic, mind-blowing lineup we could possibly imagine. I jokingly told my co-host, Felix Contreras, that we should get the legendary Mexican rock band ...


Best of 2011: Latin

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our look back at the year in music continues with Jasmine Garsd, co-host of NPR’s Alt.Latino program. She shares newsworthy moments and her favorite releases of 2011 -- including the single "Una Salida" from Mexican American singer Carla Morrison.

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