Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

First Listen: Brownout, 'Fear Of A Brown Planet'

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Inspired by Public Enemy's discography, Brownout's latest batch of Latin funk covers is an instrumental soundtrack that recalls the grooves of late 1970s.

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Guest DJ Los Texmaniacs: Conjunto Specialists With A Knack For 'Cruzando Borders'

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The San Antonio-based band can trace its musical roots back to conjunto's beginnings in the early 1930s. The group plays guest DJ with tracks from its Spanglish-titled new album.

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La Dame Blanche: Flute And Flow From Cuba To Paris

Monday, May 07, 2018

The bandleader skillfully mixes classical, jazz and hip-hop in a powerfully creative statement about Cuban music.

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Queer, Punk And Latin: A Discussion About Sexual Identity

Friday, May 04, 2018

A panel of women take on the topic of what it takes to make in in the Latin music business while staying true to your gender identity.

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The Hip-Hop Influence Of Jab'o Starks, James Brown's Timekeeper

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The former James Brown drummer was central to some of the singer's most influential recordings. Decades later, the musician's drums have been sampled all throughout hip-hop history.

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Nando Chang Explores Peruvian Roots Through Music and Food

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Peruvian rapper has a new album out while running a restaurant in Miami.

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Charles Neville Of The Neville Brothers Dies At 79

Friday, April 27, 2018

The second oldest brother of a musical dynasty, Charles Neville's saxophone carried New Orleans history in every note.

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ÌFÉ: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 27, 2018

ÌFÉ isn't playing anything new. In fact, the band takes on something quite old: ritual Afro-Caribbean music that takes a lifetime to absorb and master.

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Tiny Desk Contest: The Latinx Artists We Loved

Friday, April 27, 2018

The NPR Music staff watched almost 5,000 videos during the Tiny Desk Contest. We highlight five Latinx artists that impressed us.

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On The Brink Of A U.S. Tour, Mexico's Zoé Sounds Great In Any Language

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The band's new album, Aztlan, is full of literate, insightful lyrics that explore grand and intimate questions about modern life.

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El Hijo, La Antropólogo De La Cumbia, Returns

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

El Hijo de la Cumbia's new album Genero, Genero is the result of a decade spent traversing the globe and a lifetime spent mastering the art of the studio.

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The Chamanas' New Single Has A Message About U.S. Immigration Policy

Monday, April 23, 2018

This anti-Trump anthem reflects the human drama along the U.S./Mexico border.

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50 Years After Johnny Cash, Los Tigres Del Norte Perform At Folsom Prison

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The norteño band became the first major Latin band to play at Folsom Prison since Johnny Cash did in 1968.

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Jorge Drexler: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Uruguayan singer-songwriter is one of the finest lyricists operating today. Watch his stunning performance behind the Tiny Desk.

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La Mecánica Popular: Radical Afro-Latin Futurism

Thursday, April 12, 2018

With hints of chicha and electrified Miles Davis, La Mecánica Popular makes the ancient sound like the future on their new album, Rosa Cruz.

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Lara Bello: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Flamenco, jazz and classical share the stage in this Tiny Desk from one of our favorite Spanish composers.

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Our Spring New Music Extravaganza — And An Important Question

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Tons of great music came in during the winter months and time to share the wealth.

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Album Review: Eleanor Dubinsky's 'Soft Spot Of My Heart'

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Dubinsky's songs arrive in either English, Spanish or Portuguese — she lets them determine which language is best suited to express the emotion within.

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A Sampling Of Alt.Latino Gems

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Alt.Latino has discovered some new musical gems and gives us a sampling.

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Jenny And The Mexicats: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sometimes frenetic, sometimes slow and luxurious, the grooves the band creates are the perfect cushion for Jenny Ball's impassioned singing and engaging stage presence.

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