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Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

Tiny Desk, Huge Enthusiasm: Latin Music On Our Small Stage

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Alt.Latino samples some of the Latin artists who've performed in NPR's one-of-a-kind concert series.

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First Listen: Bob Weir, 'Blue Mountain'

Thursday, September 22, 2016

On this long-awaited solo album, the Grateful Dead veteran showcases his songwriting gifts with the aid of collaborators such as Josh Ritter and The National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner.

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Alt.Latino: Late-Summer Jams And A Viral Video From Bomba Estereo

Friday, September 16, 2016

Music from across the Latin world, plus an unforgettable "tribute to little brown girls everywhere."

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Willie Bobo: An Appreciation And A New Album

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The percussionist and bandleader, who died in 1983, played a significant role in Latin jazz history. A new album of recently recovered music is cause for revisiting his legacy.

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Alt.Latino Pays Tribute To Juan Gabriel

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The immensely popular Mexican singer died Sunday. Alt.Latino gathers some friends to mourn his death, celebrate his music and unpack his legacy.

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First Listen: Gaby Moreno, 'Ilusión'

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The boundary-smashing singer returns with a "Spanglish folk-soul" album about love, violence against women, and the immigrant experience.

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Rudy Van Gelder, Definitive Jazz Recording Engineer, Has Died

Friday, August 26, 2016

The man who captured hundreds of jazz's greatest recordings — by Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock — died Thursday at his home studio. He was 91.

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Nina Diaz: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 26, 2016

As a solo artist on leave from Girl In A Coma, the singer finds new ways to sound ferocious. Here, she performs three songs from an album due out in the fall.

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First Listen: Y La Bamba, 'Ojos Del Sol'

Thursday, August 25, 2016

On the band's new album, Luz Elena Mendoza's voice is fully enmeshed in the arrangements, which gives her bicultural storytelling an almost otherworldly feel.

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Raising The Dead: Hear A Song From Bob Weir's First Album In A Decade

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The ex-Grateful Dead guitarist is about to release Blue Mountain, which features "Only A River."

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Make Your Own Latin Music Scene

Thursday, August 11, 2016

On this week's Alt.Latino, hear new sounds from musicians who fly below the radar in Latin America, as Remezcla music editor Isabelia Herrera shares some key tracks.

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As The Rio Olympics Get Underway, Alt.Latino Shares Its Love For Brazilian Music

Friday, August 05, 2016

Brazil's rich musical history is interwoven into Alt.Latino's weekly musical explorations. Just in time for the opening ceremonies, we collected some of our favorite Brazilian music moments.

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Alt.Latino Picks Cool Songs For Beating The Midsummer Heat

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The music gets very chill this week with smooth Latin soul from the daughter of a Latin music icon and Mexican folk renditions of music from Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.

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Xenia Rubinos: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 25, 2016

On Black Terry Cat and in the NPR Music offices, Rubinos' music uses her Afro-Caribbean roots as a jumping-off point for inventive, provocative songs.

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First Listen: Various Artists, 'Quiero Creedence'

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A new compilation lets Latin Alternative artists (including Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Los Lonely Boys, La Marisoul, Juan Gabriel and more) transform and reimagine CCR's formidable catalog.

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Three Cities, Four Festivals, One Alt.Latino Weekend

Friday, July 15, 2016

Philadelphia, New York and Chicago hosted four Latin Alternative music festivals within 48 hours of each other. Somehow, we managed to get to all of them.

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Jane Bunnett: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Canadian jazz multi-instrumentalist performs in the NPR Music offices with some of the top young women musicians in Cuba.

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Guest DJ Agustín Lira: Struggles And Hope

Thursday, July 07, 2016

The veteran protest singer reflects on a crucial time for the farm-worker movement when he helped organize workers using music.

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First Listen: Jeff Beck, 'Loud Hailer'

Thursday, July 07, 2016

More than 50 years into his career, the guitar legend once again demonstrates his mastery of tone, while still balancing his trademark sound with powerful lead vocals.

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Los Hacheros: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Sometimes it's necessary to get back to basics. In the case of Los Hacheros, that means returning to the deep groove of Afro-Caribbean music that provides the source material for modern salsa.

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