Felix Contreras

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Santana And The Isley Brothers Come Together For 'Power Of Peace'

Saturday, August 19, 2017

For this new collaborative album, the icons aimed for timelessness — a sound "frozen in immortality, eternity and infinity," Santana says. Power Of Peace was released July 28.

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Guest DJ: Residente On Life And Music After Calle 13

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The former Calle 13 frontman starts a new musical chapter with his latest album and documentary film, both of which are records of his two-year trip around the world.

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Making 'Power Of Peace' With The Isley Brothers Checks One Off Santana's Bucket List

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Carlos Santana teamed up with iconic soul and funk band The Isley Brothers for a new album dedicated to peace through music. On this episode, we invite them all to talk about its creation and message.

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Mining Rap And Spoken Word, ÌFÉ Continues To Innovate And Expand Afro-Cubanism

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The Puerto Rican group ÌFÉ celebrates traditional Afro-Cuban rumba — but has added poetry and rapping on this new remix of a song from their groundbreaking debut album.

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Songs We Love: Living Colour, 'Come On'

Monday, August 07, 2017

If you've been waiting for just the right musical statement to reflect your mood, hopes and mal humor, Living Colour's crunchy guitars and heavy funk just might be it.

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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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Guest DJ Ozomatli Covers Mexican Classics With A Reggae Groove

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The globetrotting SoCal band shares tracks from its new album Non-Stop: Mexico>Jamaica, bringing music and laughs to the studio.

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