Felix Contreras appears in the following:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This week on Alt.Latino, we highlight amazing young artists from Argentina, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Mexico. Highlights include Raquel Sofia, a future star who currently sings backup for Juanes, and a new solo work by Thievery Corporation vocalist Natalia Clavier.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The band embraces the century-old traditions of Mexican music its members encountered while growing up in south Texas. But it also freshens classic sounds with an ear toward punk energy and reckless, intense power.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Fresu's work on trumpet and flugelhorn provides a perfect foil for Sosa's introspective intersection of jazz, Afro-Cuban sounds and a chamber-music mentality. In this concert at NPR Music's offices, the duo's quietly energetic performance hangs over the crowd like a soft mist.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
From 1948 until 1966, the Palladium Ballroom, at the corner of 53rd and Broadway, was the city's mecca for Afro-Caribbean dance music. And for a lot of that time, Puente was one of the main attractions. A new box set compiles the Latin music legend's RCA recordings of this crucial period.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Alt.Latino celebrates National Poetry Month with Herrera, who discusses the songs that shaped him.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Alt.Latino talks to five people affected by U.S. immigration law, and plays songs that reflect their experience.
Monday, April 01, 2013
With eight accomplished musicians from Argentina and Uruguay, and a sound rooted in tango traditions, Bajofondo lays out a visual and aural feast. Watch the band perform "Duro y Parejo" to a huge crowd at Auditorium Shores, then listen to Bajofondo's complete set from SXSW.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
For Mexico City's Molotov, politics and rock en Español combine in front of a crowd 10,000 strong, recorded live at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. It's always a thrill to get lost in the band's churning mix of powerful messages and killer grooves.