Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

Sidestepper: Richard Blair's Timeless Great Idea

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Colombian band has a long history of widespread influence and electronically enhanced grooves. Hear the band's founder in a music-filled discussion with Alt.Latino.


Alt.Latino's Midwinter Pick-Me-Up Mix

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ever have one of those days when the world is conspiring against you? When even your dog isn't your biggest fan? This mix ought to help lift your spirits.


First Listen: Sidestepper, 'Supernatural Love'

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Richard Blair reassembles his innovative Afro-Colombian pop band, and the result never looks back. Instead, it shimmers and percolates while ignoring boundaries altogether.


Getting Personal With Alt.Latino Guest DJ Natalia Clavier

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Argentine singer makes her own music when she's not working with the band Thievery Corporation.


Mariachi Flor De Toloache: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, January 08, 2016

While on tour with The Arcs, the powerhouse mariachi band performs live in the NPR Music offices.


Ring In The New Year, 'Screwmbia' Style

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Pump up your New Year's Eve dance party with help from Alt.Latino and Texas "screwmbia" DJ Luis Espada, better known as King Louie of the Peligrosa collective.


Festivo Alt.Latino: Gaby Moreno In Concert

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Her voice dripping with Southern R&B grit, Moreno and her band never lose sight of the emotion in the holiday classics they perform at KUT in Austin, Texas.


Songs We Love: Jaco Pastorius, 'Okonkole Y Trompa'

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

An electric-jazz meditation from the documentary film about the genius bass guitarist, and also features Don Alias and Peter Gordon.


Songs We Love: Natalia Lafourcade, 'Para Que Sufrir'

Monday, November 23, 2015

A stand-out from the Mexican singer-songwriter who was a big winner at the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards.


First Listen: The Grateful Dead, 'Fare Thee Well'

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A double-length collection of high points from the group's summer shows demonstrates how the Dead's songs can actually live and breathe when the conditions are right.


De Película: The Best Latin Film Soundtracks Ever

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Carlos Schröder and NPR critic Bob Mondello visit Alt.Latino to discuss Latin movies and music.


First Listen: Carla Morrison, 'Amor Supremo'

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Mexican singer-songwriter crafts a sublime and captivating representation of her lyrical gifts. Throughout Amor Supremo, she expands her sound by couching subtle springs in electronics.


A Guide To Grupo Fantasma's New Album, 'Problemas'

Monday, October 26, 2015

David Greene speaks with Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras about Grupo Fantasma. Its new album, "Problemas," can be heard in full on our website this week, as part of NPR Music's "First Listen" feature.


First Listen: Grupo Fantasma, 'Problemas'

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Austin band's raucous, good-time mix of funk, cumbia and soul forms a sound that's built to last — always evolving, but always joyful, too.


Songs We Love: Buika Feat. Jason Mraz, 'Carry Your Own Weight'

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The singer from Mallorca whose voice is steeped in flamenco and layered with jazz and R&B influences, duets with an American pop superstar.


Songs We Love: Brownout, 'La Raza'

Monday, October 12, 2015

We celebrate Dia de La Raza with a posse remake of Kid Frost's Latin hip-hop classic that also features Mellow Man Ace, Niña Dioz, Das Racist's Kool A.D. and others.


At 84, Award-Winning Actress Rita Moreno Tries New Projects

Monday, October 12, 2015

Rita Moreno will receive the Kennedy Center Honor next month for her career in show business. With a new gig as a voice in an animated TV series and a new album, there's no way she's done performing.


With Dramas On The Dial, 'Freedom' Made History By Teaching It

Saturday, October 10, 2015

In an era of segregation and base stereotypes, Richard Durham brought a different tone to broadcast radio. On Sunday mornings in the '40s, he told nuanced stories of history's great black Americans.


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.