Felix Contreras

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.