Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

Songs We Love: Natalia Lafourcade, 'Para Que Sufrir'

Monday, November 23, 2015

A stand-out from the Mexican singer-songwriter who was a big winner at the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards.


First Listen: The Grateful Dead, 'Fare Thee Well'

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A double-length collection of high points from the group's summer shows demonstrates how the Dead's songs can actually live and breathe when the conditions are right.


De Película: The Best Latin Film Soundtracks Ever

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Carlos Schröder and NPR critic Bob Mondello visit Alt.Latino to discuss Latin movies and music.


First Listen: Carla Morrison, 'Amor Supremo'

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Mexican singer-songwriter crafts a sublime and captivating representation of her lyrical gifts. Throughout Amor Supremo, she expands her sound by couching subtle springs in electronics.


A Guide To Grupo Fantasma's New Album, 'Problemas'

Monday, October 26, 2015

David Greene speaks with Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras about Grupo Fantasma. Its new album, "Problemas," can be heard in full on our website this week, as part of NPR Music's "First Listen" feature.


First Listen: Grupo Fantasma, 'Problemas'

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Austin band's raucous, good-time mix of funk, cumbia and soul forms a sound that's built to last — always evolving, but always joyful, too.


Songs We Love: Buika Feat. Jason Mraz, 'Carry Your Own Weight'

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The singer from Mallorca whose voice is steeped in flamenco and layered with jazz and R&B influences, duets with an American pop superstar.


Songs We Love: Brownout, 'La Raza'

Monday, October 12, 2015

We celebrate Dia de La Raza with a posse remake of Kid Frost's Latin hip-hop classic that also features Mellow Man Ace, Niña Dioz, Das Racist's Kool A.D. and others.


At 84, Award-Winning Actress Rita Moreno Tries New Projects

Monday, October 12, 2015

Rita Moreno will receive the Kennedy Center Honor next month for her career in show business. With a new gig as a voice in an animated TV series and a new album, there's no way she's done performing.


With Dramas On The Dial, 'Freedom' Made History By Teaching It

Saturday, October 10, 2015

In an era of segregation and base stereotypes, Richard Durham brought a different tone to broadcast radio. On Sunday mornings in the '40s, he told nuanced stories of history's great black Americans.


Twice The Fun With Guest DJ Ibeyi

Thursday, October 08, 2015

The twin sisters bring a long playlist to Alt.Latino, turning this week's episode into a singalong.


New Tunes, Old-School Delivery

Thursday, September 24, 2015

It's true: Some of us do still get our music from CDs. Alt.Latino has a stack of new ones to share.


Gina Chavez: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Austin singer-songwriter performs with intense openness, directness and warmth. Watch Chavez perform three songs live in the NPR Music offices.


Cruising In El Minivan: Alt.Latino Surveys The State Of Kids' Music

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Three Latino dads listen to children's music from the past and present.


First Listen: Los Lobos, 'Gates Of Gold'

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

There are no guidebooks for aging rockers who want to stay creative after countless tours, recording dates and songwriting sessions. But Los Lobos could probably write one.


Speed Dating With Alt.Latino

Thursday, September 10, 2015

With so much new music from Colombia, Venezuela, Spain and more, it took some split-second matchmaking to get through all of this week's diverse, exciting picks.


Latitudes And Longitudes: Latin Music From Around The Globe

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Guest DJ and Latitudes writer Anastasia Tsioulcas joins Alt.Latino for some globe-trotting recommendations.


A Witness To History: Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Alt.Latino talks to a bandleader with deep roots in Cuban music and a role in current events. O'Farrill just released a new album called Cuba: The Conversation Continues.


First Listen: Arturo O'Farrill, 'Cuba: The Conversation Continues'

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra's perfectly timed collaboration between U.S. and Cuban musicians features cutting-edge works by a carefully selected group of composers.


An Explosion Of Music From Brasil Summerfest 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

For those who can't get to New York City, Alt.Latino samples the festival's diverse lineup.