Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

'Alt.Latino' Summer Suggestions

Sunday, May 26, 2019

NPR's Alt.Latino music podcast shares suggestions for summer listening.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela Spin The Songs Behind Their Wild Sound

Friday, May 24, 2019

The Mexican guitar duo talk share songs by Nina Simone, Caifanes and Rage Against the Machine and discuss the role of the guitar in rock.

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Featuring Alessia Cara, 'Querer Mejor' Is Classic Juanes

Friday, May 24, 2019

Alessia Cara makes her Spanish-language debut with the Colombian pop star.

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Stream The 'Revelación': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The pop music charts feel like one endless dance club session while Latin legend Rubén Blades stretches his vision. Plus, a Clash classic gets a Latina makeover.

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Lila Downs Celebrates Mexico's Culinary And Cultural Sides With 'Al Chile'

Thursday, May 09, 2019

The iconic Mexican vocalist and composer Lila Downs uses music to celebrate the chile pepper.

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'Tres Palabras,' Four Songs: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Thursday, May 09, 2019

This week's Alt.Latino playlist additions feature the latest Latin pop hits and a timeless performer who paved the way over 60 years ago.

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Alt.Latino Activists: Two Artists Who Mix Messages With Music

Friday, May 03, 2019

Artists and activists Taina Asili and Olmeca talk about mixing activism with their music on this week's show.

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'Me Traicionaste' For The Throne: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

From a bilingual slow burner from the Game of Thrones soundtrack to Latinx innovation in experimental pop, there's something for everyone on this week's playlist.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums For April 26

Friday, April 26, 2019

Our shortlist of must-hear albums this week includes the acoustic, instrumental rock of Rodrigo y Gabriela, a byzantine concept album from The Mountain Goats, new Josh Ritter and more.

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'You Said This Would Never End': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Watch Cuco's latest music video and hear No Te Va Gustar's re-imagined 2010 work on this week's Alt.Latino music roundup.

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Latin Music Takes Center Stage At Coachella

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, wraps up this weekend. Band after band filled the stages, including more Latin artists.

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How Angélique Kidjo Brings Out The Africa Of Celia Cruz's Catalog

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The West African vocalist talks about bringing out the Afrobeat in Celia Cruz's rich Cuban catalog with the tribute album Celia.

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Seize The Night By 'Shining In The Dark': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Thursday, April 18, 2019

On this week's Alt.Latino playlist, hear Las Nubes reiterate its post-punk femininity, Twanguero return to philosophical roots and VINILOVERSUS duet with Tessa Ia in what feels like hazy nostalgia.

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First Listen: Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'Mettavolution'

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Rodrigo y Gabriela's career offers insight into how creative you can be with just two guitars. Mettavolution closes with a mesmerizing version of Pink Floyd's "Echoes."

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Guest DJ: Empress Of Plays Sing-Along With Some Of Her Greatest Influences

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Honduran-American vocalist shares her musical inspirations with Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras and guest host Jessica Diaz-Hurtado.

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First Listen: Angélique Kidjo, 'Celia'

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Angélique Kidjo rearranges the molecules of the Celia Cruz songs that many of us know by heart. The results are glorious.

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'Medicine' To Make You Feel 'Inmortal': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

On Alt.Latino, hear Aventura reemerge from the shadows with its first song in 10 years, Jennifer Lopez duet with French Montana and Lila Downs sing a Peruvian cumbia classic.

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Alt.Latino's Primavera Extravaganza

Friday, April 05, 2019

Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras empties the mail bag that was overflowing with new music. Mexico and Spain are represented as are Joni Mitchell and Amy Winehouse.

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Tomar Vuelo 'Con Altura': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Rosalía and J Balvin's reggaeton beat rings in the early days of summer, Jessica Medina covers Amy Winehouse and Cuco carves his own path as a young artist with a simple string loop ballad.

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Andrea Cruz: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The singer from Puerto Rico is part of a movement on the island that emphasizes largely acoustic instruments and a folk-based approach to interpreting life before and after the hurricane of 2017.

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