Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

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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Who We Found In Austin: The Marías, Liniker, Combo Chimbita And More

Friday, March 23, 2018

The music featured on this week's show expands the notion of just what is Latin music.

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First Listen: Orquesta Akokán, 'Orquesta Akokán'

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A new album, recorded in a legendary Cuban recording studio, pays meticulous homage to the country's musical history and identity.

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SXSW 2018 Recap: Hip Hop, Latin Folk and Mexican Barbecue

Monday, March 19, 2018

NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Felix Contreras dish about their favorite new discoveries at South by Southwest 2018 over a plate of barbecue.

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Amara La Negra On Her Roots, Miami Reality And Barbecue

Monday, March 19, 2018

Over a plate of Texas barbecue, Alt.Latino spoke with this fast-rising Afro-Latinx artist from Miami in the midst of her unforgiving South By Southwest schedule.

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