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Grandma Sara Garcia holds Jasmine's mother, Marta.
Courtesy of Jasmine Garsd
May 13, 2012 NPR Music's Alt.Latino co-hosts, Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, share a musical tribute to the women who raised them.
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The Chieftains kicked off their North American tour at WGBH's Fraser Studio in Boston.
March 16, 2012 Fifty years into a storied career, The Chieftains have no intention of slowing down, as evidenced by appearance at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio in Boston. Folk-rock stars The Low Anthem join.
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February 14, 2012 Over a long career, the Irish folk band has worked with almost everybody, just about everywhere.
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March 17, 2010 In creating San Patricio, Paddy Maloney and Ry Cooder were inspired by a group of Irish immigrant soldiers who left the American army to fight for Mexico in the Mexican-American War. The album's seamless combination of Irish and Mexican folk songs makes this World Cafe appearance a distinctive listening experience.
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Ry Cooder (left) and Paddy Maloney of The Chieftains.
March 7, 2010 With St. Patrick's Day just ahead, an unusual musical mash-up has surfaced. Paddy Moloney and his legendary Irish group The Chieftains have joined forces with Ry Cooder and Latino artists on a new album called San Patricio. The record takes its name from a battalion of the Mexican-American War.
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Ry Cooder (bottom left) collaborated with the Irish music icons in The Chieftains on San Patricio.
March 1, 2010 Cooder's latest recording project is a cultural mashup of Mexican and Irish music called San Patricio. The album is performed by the Irish music icons in The Chieftains, along with Cooder himself and a handful of celebrated Mexican musicians. Hear the album in its entirety for the week leading up to its release.
March 6, 2006 In 1962, Dubliner Paddy Moloney put together a band to play traditional Irish music, and to celebrate his homeland's folk culture. More than 40 years later, The Chieftains are going strong.
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March 17, 2005 New music from Blind Boys of Alabama; A Derek Bell tribute from The Chieftains; Music for a memoir by Black 47; The hopes and fears of pop trio Keane; Songs for Silverman from Ben Folds; The deadpan bleat of The Mountain Goats; Solo music from Azure Ray's Maria Taylor; Eclectic Seattle rockers Maktub; Early Jamaican dub pioneer King Tubby.
October 14, 2002 Jacki Lyden talks to Paddy Moloney, leader and tin whistle player for the Irish band, The Chieftains. They've been performing for 40 years now, re-invigorating traditional Irish music and taking it around the world. To mark the four decades, the group has a CD called The Wide World Over, in which some of the group's collaborations with international artists, such as Joni Mitchell and Art Garfunkel, are reprised. The Chieftains also have another new CD, Down the Long Plank Road, recorded with country performers in Nashville, Tenn. Moloney says Irish music is strong enough to blend with sounds from elsewhere and still retain its strength. (12:30) The Wide World Over and Down the Old Plank Road, both by The Chieftains, are on the RCA Victor label.
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