Yazmín was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and has lived in New York City since 2004. She studied Early Childhood Education and Special Education with a Music Concentration at Brooklyn College. Yazmín has worked as an Early Childhood Educator in various communities including the Lower East Side and East New York, where she partnered with colleagues and families to use arts as a tool to support diverse young learners. She currently works as an Arts & Culture Coordinator at El Puente in Williamsburg, planning and developing community events as well providing support and development opportunities for Latinx artists.
Yazmín is a charismatic singer who focuses on Traditional Puerto Rican music such as Bomba, Plena, Trova and Danza. She has collaborated with Herencia de Plena, Proyecto Piquete, Los Artesanos de la Plena, Herencia de Mi Tambó and Los Pleneros de la 21. As part of Colectivo Yeyé, she is exploring her voice as a songwriter, telling her own stories and those of her ancestors. Her hope is to inspire people of all ages to never stop learning, to explore all kinds of artistic expressions and use their talents to help their communities.
Talk in English.