Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

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.


Songs We Love: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, 'Yo'

Friday, July 24, 2015

When mariachi musician Nato Cano died last year, the world lost a true cultural warrior. Hear a track from his posthumous album.


No Sleep Until NYC, Chicago And Philly: A Latin Alternative Feast

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Three festivals featuring Latin alternative music in one weekend speak to the growing popularity of the genre.


First Listen: Totó La Momposina, 'Tambolero'

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Twenty-two years after La Candela Vive, the Colombian vocalist reimagines her seminal album with Tambolero.


The Grateful Dead's Laid-Back, Yet Surprisingly Shrewd, Business Plan

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Famous for its live jams, the band also benefited from spontaneity in its business dealings — especially once it realized fan loyalty could be used to create new fans.


Nonstop Grooves With Guest DJ Novalima

Thursday, July 02, 2015

On Alt.Latino, the band spins music and discusses mixing electronic beats with Afro-Peruvian folk.


The Livin' Is Easy: A Summer Solstice Mixtape

Thursday, June 25, 2015

From the EDM clubs of Lima to the hip-hop dance halls of Fresno, Alt.Latino slides into summertime with a slick mix of new music.


Songs We Love: Novalima, 'Quebranto'

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Afro-Peruvian band builds a marvelous listening experience out of layers of sound and history.


Songs We Love: Yes, 'Heart Of The Sunrise' (Live)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Let this previously unreleased recording from Yes' 1972 tour take you back to when the band meshed jazz and rock in fresh, loud, exciting ways.


First Listen: Los Hijos De La Montaña, 'Los Hijos De La Montaña'

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Y La Bamba's lead singer teams up with the head of the thrilling neo-mambo band Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta. The result is somehow even greater than the sum of its parts.


Apanhador Só: Musical Magic With A Trunkload Of Toys

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In a performance of "Prédio," recorded live on the streets of Austin, the Brazilian band coaxes beautiful sounds out of a children's bicycle and other found objects.