Felix Contreras

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'Mi Mami' Approves: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Rosalía's sophomore album weds pop and flamenco, El Alfa teams up with Cardi B for a surprise dance track, Lindi Ortega covers Leonard Cohen and more on this week's playlist.

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Alt.Latino Lays Out A Sonic Altar For Dia De Los Muertos

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Hear a diverse and heartfelt collection of musical ofrendas that highlight our annual celebration of family and friendship.

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Classic Covers, Fresh Finds: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nancy Sanchez's jazzy rendition of "Angel Baby" has a new video, Gente De Zona reinterprets the Cuban music canon and Nicola Cruz keeps pushing South American rhythms to new spheres.

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Liniker e os Caramelows: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, October 29, 2018

Liniker e os Caramelows are from Brazil but steeped in the tradition of soul from here in the U.S. Watching this performance is to witness a spell being cast, note-by-note.

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Requiem For A Jazz Man: Jerry González, The Last Pirate Of The Caribbean

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras shares his last interview with his friend and jazz musician, Jerry González.

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From 'Suncity' To Lisbon: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This week's lineup includes a special premiere of "Como La Flor" by Miami-based duo Dracula, an acoustic rendition with all the magic and heartbreak of Selena's original.

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Y La Bamba's New Single 'Mujeres' Is A Battle Cry Against Machismo

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

"This song is for my mother and for all of us women who have and still battle the fight to be heard," vocalist Luz Elena Mendoza writes.

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Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The iconic actor and musician teams with Jazz At Lincoln Center to sing big band swing tunes and songs from his catalog.

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Alfredo Rodríguez: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Cuban pianist thrilled the NPR office with an intense performance that was as melodic as it was rhythmic.

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Bad Bunny, Drake, And Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Looking for a playlist to celebrate Bad Bunny and Drake smashing records at Apple Music? This week's mix includes Mexican garage punk, Chilean EDM, and DJ Snake with Cardi B, Selena Gomez and Ozuna.

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Café Tacvba: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 12, 2018

The pioneering Mexican band recreates the adventurous musical energy of their massive stadium shows behind Bob Boilen's desk.

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Guest DJ José Feliciano Is An Alt.Latino Icon

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Feliciano discusses his career as a crossover pioneer on this week's show and he plays the music that influenced his career — and it's not what you think.

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New Box Set Captures The Golden Age Of Afro-Cuban Music

Thursday, October 11, 2018

There's a new box set of rare Cuban music recordings from the 1950s and 60s. The set is called The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions. Hear an interview with co-producer Judy Cantor-Navas on Alt. Latino.

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Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 05, 2018

Henry and his band would have sounded right at home on Stax Records in the '70s — no small accomplishment. Watch them perform three funky, soulful jams.

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Cuban Treasures Unearthed: Remastered Jam Sessions From Historic Panart Records

Thursday, October 04, 2018

'The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions' box set proves these friendly gatherings were incubation chambers for Afro-Cuban music and jazz.

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Music For Healing: A Meditative Alt.Latino Playlist

Sunday, September 30, 2018

An emotionally exhausting week calls for music that helps you to unwind and just breathe.

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New Music From Alt.Latino

Sunday, September 30, 2018

After a week of relentless and emotionally taxing news, Alt.Latino gives us a playlist of soothing songs to wash away the stress.

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Magos Herrera: Five Questions About Style, Inspiration And Using Language As Identity

Friday, September 28, 2018

Herrera's latest album, recorded with the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, showcases her versatile and adventurous approach to music.

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'El Tiny': A Sampler Of Latin Bands At NPR's Tiny Desk

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Latin music is well represented in the popular Tiny Desk Concert series.

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Puerto Rico One Year After Maria

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A collection of stories from NPR News about the devastating storm and its aftermath.

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