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Moshing In The Rain: Alt.Latino Takes Mexico City

Fans of Mexican rockabilly band Rebel Cats watch a performance during the fourth day of the Vive Latino music festival.
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Fans of Mexican rockabilly band Rebel Cats watch a performance during the fourth day of the Vive Latino music festival.

Every March for the last few years, Felix Contreras and I have flown to Mexico City to partake in one of the biggest music festivals Latin America has to offer. Tens of thousands of music lovers accompany us from stage to stage, enjoying legendary bands and discovering up-and-comers.

Here's how great Mexico City and the Vive Latino festival are: After attending last year, I decided to stay. I was so mesmerized by a magical city, filled with music on every corner, that I've been here ever since. Consider today's show our musical postcard to you.

If you attended the festival, let us know: Who were your favorite bands?

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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.
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