Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

'All They Will Call You': A Writer Gives Woody Guthrie's 'Deportees' Their Names Back

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tim Z. Hernandez started with a line from Guthrie's "Deportee" and ended up identifying the song's anonymous subjects. His book speaks to the universality of the immigrant experience.

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First Listen: Ani Cordero, 'Querido Mundo'

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Latin rock veteran's new album is a direct musical statement about the state of affairs in the world.

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First Listen: Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita, 'Transparent Water'

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Afro-Cuban jazz pianist and Senegalese kora master make a powerful statement on this transfixing, multi-cultural affair.

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Get To Know Afro-Brazilian Music With This Alt.Latino Mixtape

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Continue celebrating Black History Month with a dive into the vibrant world of Afro-Brazilian music, including hip-hop, funk, soul and jazz.

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Al Jarreau, Versatile Vocalist Who 'Played His Voice,' Dies At 76

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Since the legendary singer began his career in the 1960s, he won Grammys in the jazz, pop and R&B categories. Just one clue that Jarreau, who died Sunday, was impossible to categorize.

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For Black History Month, Celebrate Afro-Latino Music With Smithsonian Folkways

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

With Folkways curator Dan Sheehy as a guide, Alt.Latino explores how the music of West Africa has influenced Latin America and the Caribbean.

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First Listen: Miguel Zenón, 'Típico'

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Puerto Rican saxophonist's 10th album is a portrait of a band lost in thought with smiles on their faces.

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'La Verdad': The Truth Of Latin American Hip-Hop

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Hip-hop scholar Jason Nichols says hip-hop in Latin America is more than just music — it's cultural exchange. Hear a conversation and a few tracks from all over the region.

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Miramar: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, January 27, 2017

Watch the Virginia band sweep the NPR crowd off its feet with a collection of exquisite boleros by Puerto Rican composer Sylvia Rexach.

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Alt.Latino Visits NPR's Newest Podcast: Radio Ambulante

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Radio Ambulante is a Spanish-language podcast that features a wide array of voices and stories.

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A Despedida Playlist To Bid POTUS Farewell

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

As President Obama leaves office, Alt.Latino digs up some of the Latin music that's found its way into the Mixtape-Maker-In-Chief's playlists.

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Lila Downs: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, January 13, 2017

With a voice that borrows heavily from opera, Downs performs the kind of full-throated mariachi singing that would fit right in at Mexico City's Garibaldi Square — ground zero for mariachi.

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The Alt.Latino Spring 2017 New Music Preview

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hear new tracks from Cafe Tacvba, Dayme Arocena, Chicano Batman, Hurray For The Riff Raff and more.

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Guest DJ Xenia Rubinos Spins Music From Solange To Ravel

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The versatile vocalist ended 2016 on many best-of-the-year lists, including Alt.Latino's. Explore the depths of her music by digging into the songs she picks as a Guest DJ.

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The Ones That Got Away: Music We Missed 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Things got busy here at Alt.Latino and we missed some of 2016's best albums. So this week we're sampling the ones that got away.

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Alt.Latino Listeners Pick The Best Of 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

There was so much great Latin music this year that we had to ask listeners to add their own choices and voices to our list.

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Father-daughter duo Willie and Bethany Pickens, along with husband-wife duo Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, played holiday favorites live at the Kennedy Center in Washington Dec. 10.

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Alt.Latino Picks The Best Latin Music Of 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

This was a year for redefining expectations and defying conventions in Latin music. Hear 10 songs that represent just some of the highlights.

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Alsarah & The Nubatones: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, December 09, 2016

In the band's hands, East African music pulses, breathes and comes alive in a mix of tradition and contemporary sounds.

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Celebrate Friendship With Chicano Batman's Groovy New Video

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The SoCal psychedelic-soul band's new album, Freedom Is Free, is due out in March. Watch a video for its new single, "Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)."

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