Music is most definitely a universal language, listen to my music and you will see! My name is Jasmine Tierra, and I have a burning desire to share my gift with the world! I sing all genres of music such as Rhythm and Blues, Country, Gospel, Rock. I enjoy them all. I discovered my passion for music at the early age of 3 and began recording and singing professionally at 13. In July 2006 my family and I moved to Minnesota and that is when I dug deep into my passion for singing and writing. It all started when I enrolled into a diverse High School where I befriended a girl name Panyia Kong. Panyia is Hmong American. I learned so much of the Hmong language musically as our friendship grew since we both enjoyed singing. I soon began to sing songs in Hmong as well as write songs in the language and I received great feedback from my close friends and strangers! It was the most amazing feeling! In 2012 I competed in a Hmong International singing competition and placed first. I wanted to show my appreciation and dedication so I went on to record an album in Hmong/English that following year. The reviews were amazing! Through music I want to remind the world that living in the U.S.A is beautiful because it is like a huge melting pot of so many different cultures and we should embrace our differences and learn about our neighbors who may live, speak, or do things different than ourselves. My goal is to write music and songs that will touch, heal, and inspire people from all walks of life. However I wasn't truly able to financially afford to keep moving forward towards that goal because my mother soon was laid off her job and I began to help her out financially the best I could while working part time and going to school full time. I am unashamed to say that I am desperate for this opportunity and if chosen for it, I would definitely deliver. A mentorship with ISINA and a shot at a record deal is everything I need to take my music to the next level. I admire all of the mentors and their talent and it would be a dream come true to learn things from them in person.
** Please check out the link below to hear an NPR interview I was so grateful to get the opportunity to do with Host Ms. Michel Martin :) **: