Felix Contreras

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Dominican Merengue Star Johnny Ventura Dies At 81

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The musician rose to fame in the 1960s and '70s, bringing global attention to his hip-shaking style of music.


Cande y Paulo: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

The Argentine duo performs a haunting and captivating set of covers, including songs by Leonard Cohen and Feist.


Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: Yasser Tejeda & Palotré

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Watch the Dominican-born guitarist get groovy with his band in this special Tiny Desk Meets SXSW performance.


Alt Latino: Songs For Spring

Sunday, April 04, 2021

NPR's Felix Contreras brings us the latest music from Alt Latino.


Fania Records Co-Founder Johnny Pacheco Dies At 85

Monday, February 15, 2021

Pacheco was a prolific songwriter and musical arranger whose work helped fuel the careers of Celia Cruz and Ruben Blades.


Jazz Fusion Pioneer, Chick Corea, Dies Of Cancer At 79

Friday, February 12, 2021

Chick Corea was a towering figure in jazz for over 50 years — at home in straight ahead jazz, electric jazz fusion, Latin music and more. He won 23 Grammy awards.


Remembering The Legacy Of Maestro Armando Manzanero

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Latin artists across generations and genres revered Armando Manzanero, who died in December due to COVID-19. We asked a few of our favorite musicians to pay tribute to the acclaimed Mexican composer.


Music That Moves From Despair To Hope

Friday, January 08, 2021

After an upsetting week in the U.S., we offer some music to cope, featuring David Bowie and Miriam Makeba, plus covers by Las Cafeteras and Los Cenzontles.


The Best Music From 2020

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras looks back at some of the best music released in 2020.


A Jazz Piano Christmas: 2020

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

This year's edition of A Jazz Piano Christmas features REDWOOD, Cory Henry and Kenny Barron. We're celebrating the holidays with swing from the East Coast jazz scene.


Black Pumas: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Monday, December 07, 2020

The Austin-based rock band is nominated for the album and record of the year at next year's Grammys. See why in this Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


Latin Grammys 2020: Natalia Lafourcade, Residente Among Big Winners

Friday, November 20, 2020

In a ceremony that, like many this year, lacked some momentum, the Latin Grammys were able to find their way towards recognizing the promise of the present.


Cándido Camero, A Father Of Latin Jazz, Dies At 99

Saturday, November 07, 2020

The Cuban percussionist brought the rhythms of Havana to New York's jazz clubs in the 1940s and never stopped performing.


Bebel Gilberto: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Two members of Brazilian musical royalty unite for a special Tiny Desk quarantine performance (and a heck of a view).


Carlos Vives: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Colombian actor and singer Carlos Vives has been performing Latin American hits for almost 30 years. His Tiny Desk (home) concert is part of our Hispanic Heritage Month extravaganza.


Lido Pimienta: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Polaris Music Prize winner kicks off our week-long Tiny Desk celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.


Buscabulla: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

This Tiny Desk quarantine concert takes place in a large car, looking out on the Caribbean Sea.


Chicano Batman: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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.


The 2020 Latin Alternative Music Conference Moves Online

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.


May's Latin Music Roundup: New Songs For Emotional Release

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.