Felix Contreras appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The singer's performance at the Tiny Desk was an almost spiritual experience, leaving many at the NPR Music offices in awe.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Collins is no stranger to protest songs. The storied folk singer weighs in on the current immigration debate with a personal, new song.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Even from its beginnings in late-'60s Oakland, the band has always stood out. Fifty years later, its devotion to classic horn-driven soul remains unmatched, its passion and precision unchanged.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
It's rock, it's hip hop, it's sung in English ... can it still be "Latin music"? Music and cultural identity intersect in surprising ways in this week's list of tunes shared by Alt.Latino.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Summer's almost over so we present new sounds and three premieres from upcoming albums.
Friday, August 03, 2018
The historic Latin record label has been sold to Concord Music. Sig Sigworth, president of Concord Music's Craft Recordings, talks about preserving Fania's legacy.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
We also use the new music to talk about culture and cultural expression.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
This week, Bryant Myers and Bad Bunny dropped a sadboy jam, Dominican trio Mula made female Caribbean electro-pop, and Gilberto Rodriguez y Los Intocables premiere a new track for NPR Music.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The veteran singer showcases her soaring powerfully expressive voice in a performance that bridges several generations of classic soul.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Nuyorican newcomer Kim Viera teams up with Daddy Yankee for a summer love hit, Arcangel and J Balvin go disco-over-dembow and Dillon Francis and De La Ghetto keep moombahton alive.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Balún's blend of electronic pop and traditional Puerto Rican instrumentation marks them as one the island's best musical exports in a very long time.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
There's too much time to feel restless in the summer. Never fear: Felix Contreras stopped by NPR's Weekend Edition to let you know the Latin music releases that will keep those feet tapping.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The policy that separated children from parents seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border spurred musicians to write new songs and transform some old ones — to haunting effect.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Escovedo's upcoming album, due out this fall, is a suite of songs about identity recorded in Italy and the U.S.
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
On this week's playlist, Bad Bunny blesses us with not one but two summer bangers and De La Ghetto throws it back to childhood romances with the help of Maluma and Wisin.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
The track is from an upcoming album between the celebrated singer and iconic producer/arranger.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
We laugh, we cry, we celebrate the best of the year so far with everything from bugalú to boleros to Latinx punk.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The patriarch helped take his legendary family from Gary, Ind., to global stardom, though the disciplinarian streak he used to get them there proved controversial later in life.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
The pianist's new album is a lesson on contemporary Cuban piano, performed with a trio with strong familial ties.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
On this week's playlist, Luis Fonsi takes a calypso excursion with Stefflon Don, Daddy Yankee gets the band back together in the name of reggaeton viejo and some newcomers fuse every genre in between.