Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

Songs We Love: ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat, 'Mi Gente'

Monday, October 16, 2017

The timely bilingual song from the nine-piece outfit's new album Juntos exudes an old-school hip hop sensibility with a fresh feel.

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Alt.Latino: A Spotlight On Playwrights With Lin-Manuel Miranda And Karen Zacarias

Thursday, October 12, 2017

This week, conversations with two greats of the theatre stage — one you probably know and the other you should.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains How He Made His New Benefit Song For Puerto Rico

Thursday, October 05, 2017

"Almost Like Praying" will raise money for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. "I'd much rather be writing a song than jumping up and down and making noise," Miranda tells NPR.

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'Familia' Affair: Paying Homage To Afro-Cuban Jazz Pioneers

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Pianists Chucho Valdes and Arturo O'Farrill honor their fathers, Latin jazz greats Bebo Valdes and Chico O'Farrill, on a new album. Here, the younger O'Farrill discusses Familia on Alt.Latino.

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Troker Expands Horizons With Integrity Intact

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Mexican jazz band's new single displays their heady mix of jazz, rock, electronics and hip-hop.

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Cardi B Makes Billboard History With 'Bodak Yellow'

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rapper Cardi B's song "Bodak Yellow" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This marks only the second time in history that a female rapper has topped the charts unaccompanied.

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LAMC Discoveries: New Artists You Should Know About

Friday, August 04, 2017

This week, we share our favorite discoveries from the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York.

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Jerry Garcia Turns 75: A 'Dark Star' Celebration

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

"Dark Star" launched hundreds of jams and pushed Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead beyond their creative and exploratory limits. Celebrate Garcia's 75th birthday with a "Dark Star" playlist.

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Cali Rivera, Renowned Percussion Artisan of The Bronx, Dies at 79

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

For decades Cali Rivera and JCR Percussion produced Latin percussion instruments that are still are coveted.

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Latin Alternative Music Fests Heat Up The Summer

Thursday, July 27, 2017

AltLatino's annual cruise of summer music festivals dedicated to Latin Alternative music, arts and culture. Three cities, four festivals!

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Songs We Love: The Isley Brothers & Carlos Santana, 'Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)'

Thursday, July 20, 2017

As Santana turns 70, he's still spreading the message that music has the power to heal. With The Isley Brothers, he taps into the peaceful spirit of Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)."

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Alt.Latino's Midsummer New Music Roundup

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beat the heat with this sampler of new tunes, including everything from rock to Latin jazz to electronic to cumbia and flamenco.

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Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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.

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Inside ÌFÉ's Reinvention Of Afro-Cuban Rhythms

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

On IIII + IIII, Otura Mun and his bandmates weave hip-hop, jazz and dancehall influences into Afro-Cuban music. It's an electronic take on tradition that embraces the human touch.

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Music That Inspires, Classic-Rock Edition

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Prompted by the song that activist Jeanette Vizguerra says motivates her — John Lennon's "Imagine" — Alt.Latino presents a mix of inspirational classic-rock songs with Latin and jazz twists.

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For The 4th Of July, La Santa Cecilia Expands The Meaning Of Patriotism

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The band's new video for "México Americano" celebrates fervent loyalty to two countries at once — appropriate for this most patriotic of holidays.

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Helado Negro: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 30, 2017

Helado Negro ditches his bank of electronics for alto and tenor saxophones, bringing his utterly unique style to a intense, perfectly balanced Tiny Desk Concert.

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Danay Suarez's 'Preguntas' Video Weaves A Story Of Wonder

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Cuban rapper and vocalist's new video, for a song from her stunning second album, Palabras Manuales, is one of her strongest statements yet. The song features Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca.

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Guest DJ Raul Midón's Eclectic Influences Make Perfect Sense

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The multi-instrumentalist and vocalist blends jazz, Latin music and soul seamlessly on his new album, Bad Ass And Blind. His musical touchpoints range from Paco de Lucía to Mercedes Sosa.

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The Empire State Building Synced Its Lights To The Grateful Dead's 'Touch Of Grey'

Monday, June 26, 2017

A partnership between the building's realty trust, reunion outfit Dead & Company and Citi Field had the Empire State Building's lights dancing along with the crowd of thousands.

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