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The Latin Grammys: Mexican Romance, Uruguayan Mellow And More

Pepe Aguilar.
Jeffrey Mayer
Pepe Aguilar.

For me, the highlight of the Latin Grammys is the running commentary Felix Contreras and I exchange via text messages — that is, until he falls asleep during the fourth or fifth hour of the show, at which point I drift off into an existentialist crisis to the soundtrack of Pitbull.

At Alt.Latino, our goal this year is to save you from my annual fate, which is why we invited Billboard's Judy Cantor-Navas to sit in with us. Together, we pick out some nominated artists who make great music and deserve the spotlight the 15th annual Latin Grammys can provide. And, as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts on which artists you'd like to see take home this year's trophies.

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Jasmine Garsd is an Argentine-American journalist living in New York. She is currently NPR's Criminal Justice correspondent and the host of The Last Cup. She started her career as the co-host of Alt.Latino, an NPR show about Latin music. Throughout her reporting career she's focused extensively on women's issues and immigrant communities in America. She's currently writing a book of stories about women she's met throughout her travels.