Cafecito: Esperanza Spalding on mastering the music you love and giving back

On this episode of Cafecito, we are joined by musical prodigy, bassist and singer, Esperanza Spalding. The first jazz musician to win the Grammy for Best New Artist, Spalding discusses her Mexican-American roots, the depiction of women in the entertainment industry and her involvement with the human rights charity Free The Slaves .

Each week we will have a lively, candid conversation with prominent Latinos who shape our community – artists, politicians, actors, achievers and thinkers. Set at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, we will have a relaxed conversation over a cafecito about their personal and professional lives as Latinos in America.


Feliciano Garcia – Producer/Host
Martin Garcia Flores – Producer
Kevin Fusco – Editor/Camera
Javier Garcia – Asst. Editor
Julian Lynch – Camera
Bryan Caraveo – Camera
Basilisa Alonso – Camera

Special Thanks to The Nuyorican Poet’s Café and Rossy’s Bakery

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