CD Review: “Sparkle” by Jasmine Hurtado

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

Sparkle235Local teen talent Jasmine Hurtado has issued a new inspirational-pop CD titled "Sparkle." She hosted a special release concert in July at Resurrection Life Church in Grandville.
The bouncy title song expresses the desire that her faith would "sparkle for all the world to see."

The mixture of uptempo and ballad selections includes a side trip with "One Word" and its shades of a country-folk beat! Also differing in approach is the closing "Bought By Blood," with its ethereal background vocals.

A prayerful offering comes in "Priority": psalm-like lyrics addressed directly to God. In a similar vein is "I Will Not Fear," a duet with Ken Reynolds, a worship pastor at her Res Life Church.

With a mature voice and a heart for music ministry, the bi-lingual Jasmine has long been involved in Res Life's praise and worship team. Her vocals also are part of the "Higher" project of Res Life released earlier this year.

Jasmine is actually a veteran singer and performer, recording several Spanish pop releases and music videos and performing in select markets throughout the country. She plays both keyboards and clarinet, and received both training and experience at a very young age as part of a Grand Rapids choir academy.

Two years ago the singer issued a holiday EP "A Sparkling Christmas."

The new project is off to a great start. The title song was selected for the iTunes New Artist Spotlight. Visit online.
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Terry DeBoer
Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present (1 year 6 months) Monthly publication and web site with news, features, and information of interest to the West Michigan Christian community Feature writer: Muskegon Chronicle April 1996 – Present (16 years 10 months) Writer: Kalamazoo Gazette July 1991 – Present (21 years 7 months) beat includes convering contemporary Christian and Gospel music feature writer Grand Rapids Press May 1988 – Present (24 years 9 months)

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