Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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Jorge Santana, Malo Guitarist And Latin Rock Maestro, Dead At 68

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.

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Raul Midón: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Rodrigo y Gabriela play a relaxed Tiny Desk home concert from their studio in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

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Monthly Music Roundup With Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras

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.

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Bassist Andy González, Who Brought Bounce To Latin Dance And Jazz, Dies At 69

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.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: Supporting Ourselves And Our Favorite Artists

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.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: Music For The Soul

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.

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On 'Caliente,' New Orleans And Havana's Shared Love Of Music Is Joyfully Celebrated

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.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: New Music For La Primavera

Thursday, March 05, 2020

As we head into warmer temperatures, we dig into some tunes by Angelica Garcia, Bad Bunny and Residente.

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Bob Weir And Wolf Bros: Tiny Desk Concert

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."

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Cimafunk: Tiny Desk Concert

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.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: The Changing Seasons Of Life And Love

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.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: Story Telling And Time Traveling

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Dizzying bilingual couplets coalesce with a shoegazey challenge of toxic machismo on this week's Alt.Latino playlist.

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Beyond Santana: Malo And The Forgotten Wave Of '70s Latin Rock Bands

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.

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Alt.Latino Playlist: Meet Us In Our World

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.

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X Alfonso Is A Cuban Hip-Hop Pioneer Still Making Vibrant Music

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.

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Photographing A Musical Exchange Between New Orleans And Havana

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.

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