LALIFF Masterclass: Songwriting

LALIFF Connect proudly brings you the Songwriting and Sync Placement with Jarina de Marco Masterclass with special guest Ashley Levi.

Join LALIFF Connect as Jarina de Marco takes us through her songwriting process, her inspiration and what it takes to get placement on hit TV shows like VIDA. She lets us in on her tips of the trade, lessons learned throughout her years of experience, and how you too can create fantastic compositions.

Jarina De Marco is of Dominican and Brazilian descent and her sound embodies the multi-ethnic future. Her work defiantly transcends categories and borders. She is a creative visionary who sings in four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese and French) and spearheads all aspects of her project: songwriting, production, visual design and video direction.

Her music has been supported by the STARZ breakthrough hit series VIDA. The trailer featured her song “Release The Hounds” which was written in solidarity with the people of Standing Rock. Episode 3 of VIDA starts with De Marco’s “Tigre” playing full blast during a highly publicized Latin queer sex scene, as covered by Vulture among other outlets. The new HBO series, Euphoria, also has also featured Jarina’s music in their first season. Her debut 6-song EP, Malcriada, was released in August of 2019.

As an outspoken advocate of women’s rights and human/gender equality, Jarina’s music is a unique blend of global consciousness and global rhythms. She simultaneously supports the message of resistance, while creating a colorful sound entirely her own.