Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

Antonio Lizana: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 28, 2017

The traditions of flamenco and jazz are disparate, but in the hands of a few Spanish jazz musicians, these two worlds commingle and find common ground.

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Alt.Latino Guest DJ: Getting Down With Quetzal

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Members of the Grammy-winning Chicano roots band Quetzal share an eclectic mix of what they're listening to, from Palestinian rap to Morrissey and The Smiths.

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Alt.Latino's Spring New Music Roundup

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hear what's new in the world of Latin music with 22 albums that run the gamut from roots to electronic, rock, hip-hop, jazz and folk — and all the things that fall in between.

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Chicano Batman: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 17, 2017

Chicano Batman comes with a sound that perfectly captures dark lounges, quinceñera dances, car shows and backyard parties.

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For Mongo Santamaria's 100th Birthday, Hear 5 Of His Best

Friday, April 07, 2017

The great percussionist and bandleader's former student, Dario Rosendo, selects five standout tracks to celebrate Santamaria's centennial.

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Music Magazine: Sergio Mendoza, Vinyl Collectors And Tejano Punks On Film

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hear three mini-profiles of musicians and filmmakers whose art captures Latinx culture and identity — in three very different ways.

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'As I Walk Through The Valley' Captures South Texas' Vibrant Music Scene

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The film is a love letter to the music scene in the Rio Grande Valley, made by two artists who live there themselves.

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Latin Musicians Bring A Message Of Resistance To SXSW

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A spirit of protest motivated many Latin bands at this year's festival. Hear thoughts and music from some of the artists who performed, including Gina Chavez and members of Ozomatli and Fea.

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First Listen: ÌFÉ, 'IIII+IIII'

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Puerto Rican band injects Yoruban devotional songs with electronic production to form one of the more exciting releases of 2017.

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Remembering Dave Valentin, The Dazzling Latin Jazz Flutist

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Valentin, who died Wednesday, is remembered by his longtime bandmate Robby Ameen.

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Celebrating Mujeres: Butterflies, Brujas And Bey

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

March 8 marks International Women's Day. Alt.Latino brings in a panel of Latinx music journalists to explore contemporary feminist movements in music and culture.

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Puerto Rico Marks A Century Of U.S. Citizenship And Musical Exchange

Thursday, March 02, 2017

On the centennial of the law that made Puerto Ricans U.S. citizens, percussionist Bobby Sanabria helps us investigate the musical cross-pollination between island and mainland.

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First Listen: Daymé Arocena, 'Cubafonía'

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The young Cuban powerhouse draws on the power of Afro-Cuban traditions, the nimble athleticism of jazz, and catchy pop melodies.

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Alt.Latino Extra: Being Unapologetic, Being Afro-Latina

Monday, February 27, 2017

Janel Martinez, founder of the blog Ain't I Latina, talks about Afro-Latina identity and the power of visibility in the media and music.

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'All They Will Call You': A Writer Gives Woody Guthrie's 'Deportees' Their Names Back

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tim Z. Hernandez started with a line from Guthrie's "Deportee" and ended up identifying the song's anonymous subjects. His book speaks to the universality of the immigrant experience.

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First Listen: Ani Cordero, 'Querido Mundo'

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Latin rock veteran's new album is a direct musical statement about the state of affairs in the world.

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First Listen: Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita, 'Transparent Water'

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Afro-Cuban jazz pianist and Senegalese kora master make a powerful statement on this transfixing, multi-cultural affair.

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Get To Know Afro-Brazilian Music With This Alt.Latino Mixtape

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Continue celebrating Black History Month with a dive into the vibrant world of Afro-Brazilian music, including hip-hop, funk, soul and jazz.

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Al Jarreau, Versatile Vocalist Who 'Played His Voice,' Dies At 76

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Since the legendary singer began his career in the 1960s, he won Grammys in the jazz, pop and R&B categories. Just one clue that Jarreau, who died Sunday, was impossible to categorize.

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For Black History Month, Celebrate Afro-Latino Music With Smithsonian Folkways

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

With Folkways curator Dan Sheehy as a guide, Alt.Latino explores how the music of West Africa has influenced Latin America and the Caribbean.

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