We look beyond Cinco De Drinko with Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, hosts of NPR’s Alt.Latino podcast, and chat about some of their favorite new tunes by Mexican American artists.
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Felix Contreras is a reporter and producer for NPR’s Arts Desk specializing in coverage of jazz, world music, and Latino arts and culture. He is also the co-host of Alt.Latino, NPR’s new web based program about Latin Alternative music A part- time jazz musician, Contreras plays Afro Cuban percussion with various jazz and Latin bands. He is a recovering television journalist who has worked for both NBC and Univision.
Jasmine Garsd was born in Argentina and grew up with a steady diet of Argentine rock.
As a journalist she’s worked on the NPR programs Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation and Tell Me More.
She has covered a wide variety of topics including immigration issues for NPR.