Felix Contreras appears in the following:
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
The Alt.Latino favorite comes together virtually to perform a handful of songs from the band's latest album, Invisible People.
Sunday, June 07, 2020
The 21st Latin Alternative Music Conference runs from June 9 through June 13. With help from live TV producer José Tillán, all of its panels, workshops and performances will be held entirely online.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras shares new music from Natalia Lafourcade, Gina Chavez, Cindy Blackman Santana, Gaby Moreno and Mireya Ramos.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Santana had a brush with major success as a member of the band Malo, and made significant contributions to the breadth of Latin popular music.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
The jazz singer and guitarist has multiple Grammy nominations to his name. He performed five songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Rodrigo y Gabriela play a relaxed Tiny Desk home concert from their studio in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras offers a playlist of music that's comforting him and his listeners amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Friday, April 10, 2020
The Bronx-born González often played with his brother, Jerry, and had turns in the bands of Dizzy Gillespie and Tito Puente, among many others.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Music can help us deal and we can help musicians, too. On our weekly playlist, we're spotlighting independent artists and providing links for you to help support their music.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
As the world turns, it gathers up some pretty crazy and scary circumstances. This is when music can be a valuable salve.
Friday, March 06, 2020
Cuba's Cimafunk joined Tank and The Bangas and The Soul Rebels to celebrate centuries of musical connections between their hometowns.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
As we head into warmer temperatures, we dig into some tunes by Angelica Garcia, Bad Bunny and Residente.
Monday, March 02, 2020
Weir, along with Don Was and Jay Lane, play a set rich in Grateful Dead lore, including an emotional take on the sing-along, "Ripple."
Friday, February 28, 2020
The band from Havana brings its intoxicating mix of Afro-Cuban dance music and 1970s funk-and-soul to the Tiny Desk.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Hear a mélange of sounds and styles from across Latin America and the U.S., centered on the sentiment of loves lost and found in unlikely places.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Dizzying bilingual couplets coalesce with a shoegazey challenge of toxic machismo on this week's Alt.Latino playlist.
Monday, February 10, 2020
For "One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs," Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras recommends "Momotombo" by Malo. The band is known for hit "Suavecito," and often overshadowed by rock peer Santana.
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
The enigmatic Draco Rosa immediately returns after a Latin Grammy, Lido Pimeinta celebrates the beauty and resilience of Afro-Colombian communities and Orquesta Failde covers a Camila Cabello hit.
Sunday, February 02, 2020
X Alfonso comes from a storied musical family in Cuba and continues to make music with an impact. Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras shares a few singles off Alfonso's forthcoming album.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
An indomitable musical culture survived the tragedy of the international slave trade. Alt.Latino captured a weeklong celebration featuring artists Trombone Shorty, Tank and the Bangas and Cimafunk.