Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

X Alfonso's 'Ancestros Sinfonico tops Alt.Latino's mid-year top albums roundup

Sunday, June 05, 2022

To kick off summer, NPR's Ayesha Rascoe and Felix Contreras, host of Alt.Latino, discuss an album by Cuba musician X Alfonso.


Thee Sinseers: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Monday, May 02, 2022

The California band The Sinseers play a passionate and retro four-song set in this Tiny Desk (home) concert.


Alt.Latino's spring playlist explores music from Angola, Brazil, Cuba and more

Sunday, April 03, 2022

The Spring Playlist from NPR Music's Alt.Latino podcast highlights "Cadê Zé" by Maga Bo, "Bom Bom" by Batida featuring Mayra Andrade, "Exito" by Flores and "Que Sufras" by Doris Anahi.


Daddy Yankee, a reggaeton 'leyenda,' retires

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee has announced his retirement from music at the age of 45. But it's unclear whether that means he'll never perform or release music again.


Los Rivera Destino: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The comedic Puerto Rican trio delivers a visual and lyrical treat of a performance.


Mon Laferte: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Chilean vocalist and her orchestra's combination of Mexican folkloric and European chamber music make for a musical and visual treat.


A new album out this month from Silvana Estrada is one to watch for 2022

Thursday, January 06, 2022

NPR's Alt Latino predicts that Marchita, the new album by singer/songwriter Silvana Estrada, will end up on a top album list when the year's new music is considered at the end of 2022.


Felix Contreras

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Alt.Latino host shares 20 of his favorite albums of 2021.


The Best Latin Music of 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

The singles and albums that came out this year seem to reflect the diversity of Latin music more than ever.


A Jazz Piano Christmas: 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

This year's edition of A Jazz Piano Christmas features Eric Reed, Gerald Clayton and Patrice Rushen.


Alt.Latino picks the best Latin music of 2021

Sunday, December 05, 2021

NPR's Alt.Latino podcast has a selection of 2021's most appreciated Latin music releases.


Meet Latin Grammys winner Ruben Blades

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Blades won Album of the Year at the Latin Grammys Thursday. At 73, it was a surprise win in an industry that emphasizes youth.


The 22nd annual Latin Grammys were held in Las Vegas

Friday, November 19, 2021

There were a few surprises at Thursday night's ceremony that reflected how certain musicians are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a pop musician.


Submit your songs for Alt.Latino's annual Día de los Muertos sonic altar

Monday, October 18, 2021

Dedicate a song to a loved one you've lost.


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With NPR's Alt.Latino

Friday, October 08, 2021

Felix Contreras from NPR's Alt.Latino talks about the Latin music takeover of the Tiny Desk.

A preview of 'El Tiny' Concerts: Camila Cabello, Yendry and Nicki Nicole

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

It's National Hispanic Heritage Month and NPR Music is marking it with a Latin Music showcase at Tiny Desk.


Reggaeton rules Latinx music, but not at the Latin Grammys

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Julyssa Lopez, writer for Rolling Stone magazine, and NPR's Felix Contreras, about the controversy around this year's Latin Grammys nominations.


Week 3 Of The 'El Tiny' Takeover: Bachata And Reggaeton Musicians

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

For National Hispanic Heritage Month, NPR's Tiny Desk Home Concert Series is showcasing some of the best acts in Latin music. A preview of what's in store for this week.


Eme Alfonso: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Cuban vocalist and her parents perform a three-song set from Havana for this stop of our "El Tiny" tour of Latin music.


Alt Latino's Latest Tiny Desk Takeover Features Female Performers

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

It's National Hispanic Heritage Month, and NPR is marking the occasion with music. NPR's Latin Music podcast Alt Latino is showcasing 10 Latin Music performances from eight cultures and countries.