Felix Contreras

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Week 3 Of The 'El Tiny' Takeover: Bachata And Reggaeton Musicians

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

For National Hispanic Heritage Month, NPR's Tiny Desk Home Concert Series is showcasing some of the best acts in Latin music. A preview of what's in store for this week.


Eme Alfonso: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Cuban vocalist and her parents perform a three-song set from Havana for this stop of our "El Tiny" tour of Latin music.


Alt Latino's Latest Tiny Desk Takeover Features Female Performers

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

It's National Hispanic Heritage Month, and NPR is marking the occasion with music. NPR's Latin Music podcast Alt Latino is showcasing 10 Latin Music performances from eight cultures and countries.


Alt.Latino And Tiny Desk Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Alt.Latino, NPR's show about Latin Alternative music and Latino arts and culture, is taking over NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts during National Hispanic Heritage Month.


An 'El Tiny' Takeover During Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Tiny Desk will devote its next month of programming to celebrating Latinx artists.


Larry Harlow, Iconic Salsa Musician And Producer, Has Died At 82

Friday, August 20, 2021

Known affectionately as El Judio Maravilloso, "the marvelous Jew," the Brooklyn-born pianist, arranger, producer and activist helped to popularize the music that would become known as salsa.


Cimafunk (Feat. George Clinton), 'Funk Aspirin'

Friday, August 20, 2021

The new single from Cuban funkmeister Cimafunk, featuring Parliament's George Clinton, is the perfect soundtrack for an end-of-summer front porch party (properly masked, of course).


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.