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Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

Latitudes And Longitudes: Latin Music From Around The Globe

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Guest DJ and Latitudes writer Anastasia Tsioulcas joins Alt.Latino for some globe-trotting recommendations.


A Witness To History: Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Alt.Latino talks to a bandleader with deep roots in Cuban music and a role in current events. O'Farrill just released a new album called Cuba: The Conversation Continues.


First Listen: Arturo O'Farrill, 'Cuba: The Conversation Continues'

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra's perfectly timed collaboration between U.S. and Cuban musicians features cutting-edge works by a carefully selected group of composers.


An Explosion Of Music From Brasil Summerfest 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

For those who can't get to New York City, Alt.Latino samples the festival's diverse lineup.


Songs We Love: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, 'Yo'

Friday, July 24, 2015

When mariachi musician Nato Cano died last year, the world lost a true cultural warrior. Hear a track from his posthumous album.


No Sleep Until NYC, Chicago And Philly: A Latin Alternative Feast

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Three festivals featuring Latin alternative music in one weekend speak to the growing popularity of the genre.


First Listen: Totó La Momposina, 'Tambolero'

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Twenty-two years after La Candela Vive, the Colombian vocalist reimagines her seminal album with Tambolero.


The Grateful Dead's Laid-Back, Yet Surprisingly Shrewd, Business Plan

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Famous for its live jams, the band also benefited from spontaneity in its business dealings — especially once it realized fan loyalty could be used to create new fans.


Nonstop Grooves With Guest DJ Novalima

Thursday, July 02, 2015

On Alt.Latino, the band spins music and discusses mixing electronic beats with Afro-Peruvian folk.


The Livin' Is Easy: A Summer Solstice Mixtape

Thursday, June 25, 2015

From the EDM clubs of Lima to the hip-hop dance halls of Fresno, Alt.Latino slides into summertime with a slick mix of new music.


Songs We Love: Novalima, 'Quebranto'

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Afro-Peruvian band builds a marvelous listening experience out of layers of sound and history.


Songs We Love: Yes, 'Heart Of The Sunrise' (Live)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Let this previously unreleased recording from Yes' 1972 tour take you back to when the band meshed jazz and rock in fresh, loud, exciting ways.


First Listen: Los Hijos De La Montaña, 'Los Hijos De La Montaña'

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Y La Bamba's lead singer teams up with the head of the thrilling neo-mambo band Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta. The result is somehow even greater than the sum of its parts.


Apanhador Só: Musical Magic With A Trunkload Of Toys

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In a performance of "Prédio," recorded live on the streets of Austin, the Brazilian band coaxes beautiful sounds out of a children's bicycle and other found objects.


A Bluegrass Ditty By Way Of Uruguay

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In "El Gigante," the Uruguayan band blends many sounds — including the Americana to its north.


Diego El Cigala: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 01, 2015

See a singer called "the Sinatra of flamenco," a musical game changer whose expressive style draws on jazz and a range of other genres.


Chris Washburne And The SYOTOS Band, 'Stairway To Heaven'

Monday, April 20, 2015

This clever medley superimposes one of Duke Ellington's sacred works over a Led Zeppelin classic.


Rosa Díaz: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 17, 2015

The singer's lyrics reflect deeply felt emotions in this sophisticated, passionate performance with cellist Daniel de Jesus.


Surviving SXSW 2015, With An Assist

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Alt.Latino's hosts called on others to help them wade through the talented Latin artists at this year's festival, including Buraka Som Sistema, Gina Chavez and Macaco.


Aurelio: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Accompanied by traditional Garifuna musicians and an electric guitar, Aurelio weaves together intricate layers of acoustic guitar to capture the polyrhythms of West African music.