Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

The Sounds Of Cuba, In Exile And At Home

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In the wake of Fidel Castro's death, Alt.Latino looks at the artists who remained in Cuba after the revolution and those who've left — and how their music reflects both realities.


The Lost Tapes Of Caife: A Vintage Ecuadorian Record Label Revived

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Recently, Ecuadorian DJ Daniel Lofredo Rota stumbled upon a box of tapes from his grandfather's record label. Now, he's reclaiming a lost segment of his country's musical heritage.


Cuba's Yissy García: A Fresh New Take On Tradition

Friday, November 18, 2016

The drummer and her band, Bandancha, promote Afro-Cuban culture in a visually stunning video for "Mr. Miller."


iLe, Live In Concert

Friday, November 18, 2016

She's known for her work in the popular hip-hop group Calle 13, but Ileana Cabra, who performs solo as iLe, has a quieter, subtler alter ego. Watch her perform live at New York's Damrosch Park.


Watch Bob Weir Cover Merle Haggard's 'Mama Tried'

Thursday, November 17, 2016

While accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at AmericanaFest, Weir tapped into the Grateful Dead's roots to pay tribute to the Hag. The performance is from an upcoming Austin City Limits episode.


To Find The Best New Music, Alt.Latino Launches A Task Force

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Alt.Latino gathers three music gurus to help find the coolest new sounds from across Latin music, including hip-hop, rock, Latin jazz and beyond.


Alt.Latino's Post-Election Meditation: Music For Healing

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Hear a special mix of meditative music, recorded before the votes were tallied, to help you get over the bruising election season.


Down-Ballot Races At The Latin Grammys, With Alt.Latino

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Alt.Latino goes mining for new sounds in the less prominent categories of this year's Latin Grammys.


First Listen: Hart Valley Drifters, 'Folk Time'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

These recordings, made three years before the Grateful Dead formed, capture the beginning of Jerry Garcia's musical quest to explore every aspect of what makes American music so rich.


Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar: Remembering Those Who've Left Us

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

In what's become an annual Día de los Muertos tradition, we play music and personal dedications honoring the departed — from Prince to a listener's abuelito.


'La Llorona': A Spooky Folk Song With Many Lives

Monday, October 31, 2016

Just in time for Día de los Muertos, here are 12 versions of an old song that still frightens. Hear "La Llorona" performed by Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs, Mariachi Flor de Toloache and more.


Latino Noir: Private Eyes And Really Bad Vatos

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Good guys, bad guys, cops and intrigue — it's all part of the world of Latino noir fiction. Author Carmen Amato takes us on a tour of the genre.


First Listen: Nina Diaz, 'The Beat Is Dead'

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The new solo album from the Girl In A Coma frontwoman is a fiercely brave, song-by-song journey through her experiences of addiction and recovery.


Love For The Lead Guitar: Guest DJ Eljuri

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The accomplished guitarist, songwriter and vocalist dives deep into the world of the lead guitar with a playlist of her favorite classic-rock icons.


What's On Alt.Latino's Playlist? The Sounds Of Cuba Today

Friday, October 14, 2016

Cuban musicians are mixing tradition with contemporary styles to create sounds that defy description or categorization. Hear a mix featuring more than 100 songs from today's Cuba.


Cuban Piano 101: A Century Of Historic Grooves

Thursday, October 06, 2016

The piano is as much a defining sound of Cuban music as percussion. This week on Alt.Latino, we cover the way the country interprets Africa through the keyboard.


Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

Friday, September 30, 2016

The musical exchange between the United States and Cuba goes back to the 19th century. Thankfully, the two countries' political standoff never filtered down to musicians.


First Listen: Helado Negro, 'Private Energy'

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The latest album by musician Roberto Lange mixes his unmistakable keyboard sounds with stripped-down dance beats and lyrics waiting to be assigned a narrative from your own life.


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.


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.