Felix Contreras appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
In performance together, the venerated saxophonist and the ubiquitous pianist perform three tunes that draw from their past while still looking to the future.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The California musician, along with his musical partner Patricia Wells, adapt their message of social justice for modern times, while maintaining the same inspirational lyrics and conviction.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras teams up with NPR classical music maven Tom Huizenga to talk about composers from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil, delighting host Linda Wertheimer.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Veteran radio host Betto Arcos has just returned from a trip to Colombia, and he comes to
Alt.Latino bearing gifts — including a deep dive into the country's best folk and contemporary music.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
As Latino populations grow in locations far from large urban centers, local music scenes are thriving. This week,
Alt.Latino showcases a few artists from places off the beaten path.
Friday, May 27, 2016
On her new album
Lola, Rodriguez's bi-cultural life blossoms into a spectacular collection of stories and songs, several of which she performs in this Tiny Desk concert with guitarist Luke Jacobs.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The lure of the open road was too much to resist this week, so
Alt.Latino turns the volume up on a collection that includes Central American heavy metal, Cuban guitar jazz and Brazilian DJs.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Rubinos returns fully formed, with her musical vision still finding ways to meld the unexpected, the familiar and, in songs like "Mexican Chef," the fiercely political.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Two new volumes of work by the legendary music writer Ralph J. Gleason are out this spring. Though he grew up during the Jazz Age, Gleason loved acts like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead too.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Ileana Cabra Joglar came of age onstage, performing with her older brothers in Calle 13. Now, she emerges from their shadow with her solo debut, a collection of classic sounds.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Hear re-imagined pre-Colombian music and arias from the jungles of Brazil and beyond, chosen with the help of Tom Huizenga from NPR Music's Deceptive Cadence.
Monday, May 16, 2016
The veteran jam-rock guitarist's dedication to his instrument is matched only by his imagination. There's joy in hearing Kimock play acoustically, with no filter between his ideas and his fingers.
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Cuban singer's music is fueled by surprisingly mature songwriting (she's only 24), as well as an irrepressible personality that projects warmth, fun and a million-watt smile.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Listening to Adrian Quesada's latest project is like stepping into an alternate reality — an unhurried place with time to contemplate love, loss and longtime friends.
Monday, May 09, 2016
The band's leader and original drummer explain how a group house in 1960s San Francisco produced a groundbreaking union of Afro-Carribean rhythms, rock and jazz.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
This week on
Alt.Latino, we discuss how and whether to remix legendary recordings — and, along the way, feature a new album of remixed salsa classics.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Alt.Latino offers a view from inside the mixing room, featuring talents you should know.
Friday, April 22, 2016
This week on
Alt.Latino, the two iconic Brazilians discuss history and music.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The original Santana made music history nearly 50 years ago. As the band reunites for a short tour this spring, the guitarist tells
Alt.Latino how he and his collaborators did it.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
In a fun and vibrant conversation with
Alt.Latino, the Cuban singer makes it clear that her country's political isolation from the U.S. didn't apply to music.