Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

Erykah Badu: Tiny Desk Concert

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.


The Art Of Resistance: Judy Collins Shares A Song For The 'Dreamers'

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.


Tower Of Power: Tiny Desk Concert

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.


Summer Music From Alt.Latino

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.


New Music Highlights Show Nuances Of Identity

Friday, August 10, 2018

Summer's almost over so we present new sounds and three premieres from upcoming albums.


Fania Records' Legacy Lives On With New Owners: 'It's The Culture'

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.


Midsummer 2018 New Music Roundup

Thursday, August 02, 2018

We also use the new music to talk about culture and cultural expression.


Getting 'Triste' With Bryant Myers & Bad Bunny: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

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.


Lalah Hathaway: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The veteran singer showcases her soaring powerfully expressive voice in a performance that bridges several generations of classic soul.


Kim Viera, Daddy Yankee Show You 'Como': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

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.


First Listen: Balún, 'Prisma Tropical'

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.


Here Are 4 Latin Albums To Get You Through This Summer

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.


Protesting Trump's Immigration Policy Through Song

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.


Alejandro Escovedo Returns To Punk Roots With 'Sonica USA'

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.


Bad Bunny's Double Knockout: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

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.


Gaby Moreno And Van Dyke Parks Address Immigration In New Single

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The track is from an upcoming album between the celebrated singer and iconic producer/arranger.


Alt.Latino's 12 Favorite Latin Songs Of 2018 (So Far)

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.


Joe Jackson, Strict Manager And Father To Pop Royalty, Dead At 89

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.


Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa Is Part Of A Long Line of 'Amazing'

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The pianist's new album is a lesson on contemporary Cuban piano, performed with a trio with strong familial ties.


Fonsi Goes Grime (Sort Of) And Daddy Yankee Goes Old-School

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.