Felix Contreras appears in the following:
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tim Z. Hernandez started with a line from Guthrie's "Deportee" and ended up identifying the song's anonymous subjects. His book speaks to the universality of the immigrant experience.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Latin rock veteran's new album is a direct musical statement about the state of affairs in the world.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Afro-Cuban jazz pianist and Senegalese kora master make a powerful statement on this transfixing, multi-cultural affair.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Continue celebrating Black History Month with a dive into the vibrant world of Afro-Brazilian music, including hip-hop, funk, soul and jazz.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Since the legendary singer began his career in the 1960s, he won Grammys in the jazz, pop and R&B categories. Just one clue that Jarreau, who died Sunday, was impossible to categorize.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
With Folkways curator Dan Sheehy as a guide, Alt.Latino explores how the music of West Africa has influenced Latin America and the Caribbean.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
The Puerto Rican saxophonist's 10th album is a portrait of a band lost in thought with smiles on their faces.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Hip-hop scholar Jason Nichols says hip-hop in Latin America is more than just music — it's cultural exchange. Hear a conversation and a few tracks from all over the region.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Watch the Virginia band sweep the NPR crowd off its feet with a collection of exquisite boleros by Puerto Rican composer Sylvia Rexach.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Radio Ambulante is a Spanish-language podcast that features a wide array of voices and stories.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
As President Obama leaves office, Alt.Latino digs up some of the Latin music that's found its way into the Mixtape-Maker-In-Chief's playlists.
Friday, January 13, 2017
With a voice that borrows heavily from opera, Downs performs the kind of full-throated mariachi singing that would fit right in at Mexico City's Garibaldi Square — ground zero for mariachi.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Hear new tracks from Cafe Tacvba, Dayme Arocena, Chicano Batman, Hurray For The Riff Raff and more.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
The versatile vocalist ended 2016 on many best-of-the-year lists, including Alt.Latino's. Explore the depths of her music by digging into the songs she picks as a Guest DJ.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Things got busy here at Alt.Latino and we missed some of 2016's best albums. So this week we're sampling the ones that got away.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
There was so much great Latin music this year that we had to ask listeners to add their own choices and voices to our list.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Father-daughter duo Willie and Bethany Pickens, along with husband-wife duo Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, played holiday favorites live at the Kennedy Center in Washington Dec. 10.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
This was a year for redefining expectations and defying conventions in Latin music. Hear 10 songs that represent just some of the highlights.
Friday, December 09, 2016
In the band's hands, East African music pulses, breathes and comes alive in a mix of tradition and contemporary sounds.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
The SoCal psychedelic-soul band's new album, Freedom Is Free, is due out in March. Watch a video for its new single, "Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)."