Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

'Turista' O Explorador: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Thursday, January 17, 2019

This week, we explore unapologetic hip-hop from Natti Natasha, composed vallenato from Juanes and intimate electronica from Ferraz.

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Alt.Latino's American Anthems: An Exploration Of Songs That Unite

Thursday, January 10, 2019

An excerpt of a year-long series featured on NPR that speak to unity and inspiration.

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'Baila, Baila, Baila': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

2019 has so far brought a new Ozuna hit, an episode from Locos por Juana's Postcards of Miami series and Juan Wauters singing entirely en español for the first time.

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Miguel Zenón feat. Spektral Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, January 04, 2019

The saxophonist is a big thinker whose mesmerizing compositions chronicle the music of his native Puerto Rico with the help of an adventurous jazz quartet.

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In 2018, Streaming Services Helped Fuel A New Latin Explosion

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Spanish-language artists like Ozuna, J Balvin and Bad Bunny dominated YouTube with billions of plays. Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras and contributor Stefanie Fernández explain how we got here.

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Bad Bunny En Español: El Nuevo Disco Y Sus Influencias

Monday, December 24, 2018

In an interview from Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny talks about his influences and the music on his new record.

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Stream Bad Bunny's Surprise Album, 'X 100PRE,' A Gift For Noche Buena

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Puerto Rican phenom drops his debut album on Christmas Eve, just in time for Noche Buena parties.

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Our Listeners Speak Up: Your Best Of 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Alt.Latino reviews some of the best 2018 music recommendations from listeners — and welcomes back a dear friend.

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Las Luces: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

This week's playlist features everything from Afro-Caribbean beats from ÌFÉ to Anuel AA & Haze's Latin trap to a statement against domestic violence from Bad Bunny.

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Unfurling 'Sweet Home Alabama,' A Tapestry Of Southern Discomfort

Monday, December 17, 2018

More than 40 years after its release, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama is still one of the most recognized rock anthems celebrating the deep South. It's also a song with a complicated legacy.

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Harold López-Nussa Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, December 14, 2018

Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa, along with his brother Ruy on drums and bassist Gaston Joya, deliver a set of danceable jazz explorations rooted in Afro-Cuban musical traditions to the Tiny Desk.

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

This week, our playlist features nostalgic hits by Nancy Sanchez and Bad Bunny alongside exploratory tracks by Natti Natasha and Sol Pereyra.

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The holidays aren't complete around NPR without our annual Jazz Piano Christmas concert. This year's event featured pianists Booker T. Jones, Jason Moran, Dánae Olano and James Francies.

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Alt.Latino's Best Music of 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

It's been another watershed year for Latin music. Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras, Stefanie Fernández, Catalina María Johnson and Marisa Arbona-Ruiz round up the year's best.

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'Wepa Wepa Wepa': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

This week, Cuñao releases the Invierno Tropical EP to warm up your winter, C. Tangana and Niño de Elche team up for a Flamencan-tinged lament and more.

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Pre-Winter New Music Extravaganza

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A batch of new music to enjoy just before the Solstice and much colder weather.

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'Reggaeton' And More: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

For this week's playlist, J Balvin releases another hit, Helado Negro previews his sixth album, Juracán and Rene Lopez drop new singles and Draco Rosa flexes his rock and roll chops.

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Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill: Making Music And A Statement At The Border

Friday, November 16, 2018

The latest album from O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is a collaboration with Mexican son jarocho musicians.

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The 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Reward Hip-Shaking, Deep Thinking

Friday, November 16, 2018

Pop superstar J Balvin started the night with the most nominations. But two of the biggest prizes — for Song and Record of the Year — went to "Telefonia," by venerated troubadour Jorge Drexler.

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'Te Guste': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Colombia's Aterciopelados dropped a music video in advance of the Latin Grammys, Bad Bunny unleashed yet another collab and both Mon Laferte and Anitta released new music.

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