Garth Trinidad

Garth Trinidad

Host, Garth Trinidad

Garth Trinidad is a modern day griot - a DJ, artist, culture critic who employs various platforms to frame a stylish narrative that celebrates creative independence. His award winning international mix of music has been heard on KCRW's airwaves since 1996.

Regarded by press and peers as a key influencer of global music culture, Garth has introduced the world to such artists as Little Dragon and Janelle Monae, interviewed the likes of Quincy Jones and Yoko Ono, and is credited in part with shaping LA's modern music landscape. Through radio and journalism, event and content curation, music supervision, consulting, and production, he inspires audiences to nurture discovery and better discern popular culture.

Trinidad lists Apple, HBO, Nike, Sony, and Toyota as clients in his work outside the station. He has been featured in such publications as Wallpaper, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone, and local TV stations ABC-7, KCET, and KTLA-5.

An alumni of Otis College of Art & Design, he moonlights as an illustrator and fine artist.

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Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

Latest Show

Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

from Garth Trinidad

Brittany Howard's solo debut album Jaime puts her powerhouse vocals on full display.

Listen: Brittany Howard performs her powerhouse solo album live on MBE

Brittany Howard's solo debut album Jaime puts her powerhouse vocals on full display.

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Chris Douridas sits in for Garth Trinidad.

Chris Douridas guest hosts

Chris Douridas sits in for Garth Trinidad.

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