Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

Ana Tijoux releases 'Vivda' — a decade after 'Vengo'

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

It's been 10 years since Chilean-French hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux dropped an album. She's back with Vida, and talks about her return to recording.


The popularity of regional Mexican music is crossing borders and going global

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

NPR's Alt.Latino followed break-out trio Yahritza y Su Esencia on tour to document how their identity, and connection to regional Mexican music was shaped in their farmworker community.


Marta Pereira da Costa: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The renowned Portuguese guitarist bridges centuries of history with immaculate playing.


Shakti: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, October 30, 2023

The Indian jazz fusion band stops by the Tiny Desk for a historical performance.


'Hit the Bongo: The Latin Soul of Tico Records'

Friday, October 27, 2023

For 75 years, Tico Records has produced Latin soul music of the highest order. A new compilation — Hit the Bongo! — celebrates Tico's anniversary.


Maluma on becoming a new dad and using music to defy stereotypes about Colombia

Friday, October 20, 2023

Alt.Latino's Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras talk to Colombian superstar Maluma about defining his own genre, defying stereotypes with music about love, and new fatherhood


Becky G on her new album and how she represents the intersection of two cultures

Friday, October 13, 2023

Alt.Latino's Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras talk to Mexican American pop star Becky G about her latest album, Esquinas, her Mexican heritage and more.


Becky G: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 13, 2023

The stripped down sound of some of Becky G's biggest hits offered a rare view of her artistry.


Alex Cuba: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Alex Cuba weaves evocative imagery into musical arrangements that conjure his native country.


It's time for 'El Tiny', the NPR Tiny Desk takeover for Hispanic Heritage Month

Sunday, September 24, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre, hosts of the Alt.Latino podcast, about the upcoming "El Tiny" Tiny Desk Concerts that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.


Here are the 24th Latin Grammy nominees

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The 24th annual Latin Grammy nominations have been announced. The genre is experiencing a wave of unprecedented popularity, but recognition from the Latin Recording Academy seems to be lagging behind.


Yahritza y Su Esencia: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, August 24, 2023

The family trio belt out songs of lost love and longing in their Tiny Desk performance.


As hip-hop turns 50, reflecting on the role Latin artists played

Friday, August 11, 2023

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. African-Americans created the art form, but Latinos played a historic role in the birth and evolution of hip-hop.


Celebrating 50 years of the genre, Alt.Latino revisits its favorite hip-hop episodes

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras reflects on Latin hip-hop's legacy and presents the best episodes across the show's archive that speak to the diversity of rap across Latin America.


Gregorio Uribe: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 04, 2023

In the hands of Colombian musician, the accordion is both a melodic and rhythmic wonder.


Kany García: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 24, 2023

The Puerto Rican vocalist brings her distinctive songs of desire and longing to the Tiny Desk.


Meridian Brothers: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 07, 2023

The eccentric, fictional salsa band pulls the Tiny Desk audience into the realm of the imaginary.


Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita, SUBA Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, July 05, 2023

With members hailing from Cuba, Senegal and Venezuela, this Tiny Desk is a truly international musical experience.


Why Latin musician Yasser Tejeda is turning our music critic's head

Sunday, June 04, 2023

Guitarist, composer, arranger and producer Yasser Tejeda, from the Dominican Republic, has a new album out.


Review: 'Bolero Apocalíptico' by Monsieur Periné

Monday, May 15, 2023

Bolero Apocaliptico from Colombian duo Monsieur Perine, their first album in five years, shows signs of artists who are comfortable with their musical path and are expanding on it.