Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


A Sampling Of Alt.Latino Gems

Sunday, April 01, 2018

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


SXSW 2018 Dispatch: Live Performances From The Marias And Amara La Negra

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Alt.Latino hosts our first SXSW Showcase with two bands that show off distinct styles and approaches to Latin music.


Raul Midón: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Raul Midón brought nothing but a guitar and his voice to an extended Tiny Desk set of dense, breathtaking jazz and soul textures.


A 2017 Latin Grammy Preview From 'Alt.Latino'

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A look ahead at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards.


Cardi B Makes Billboard History With 'Bodak Yellow'

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rapper Cardi B's song "Bodak Yellow" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This marks only the second time in history that a female rapper has topped the charts unaccompanied.


LAMC Discoveries: New Artists You Should Know About

Friday, August 04, 2017

This week, we share our favorite discoveries from the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York.


Jerry Garcia Turns 75: A 'Dark Star' Celebration

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

"Dark Star" launched hundreds of jams and pushed Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead beyond their creative and exploratory limits. Celebrate Garcia's 75th birthday with a "Dark Star" playlist.


Cali Rivera, Renowned Percussion Artisan of The Bronx, Dies at 79

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

For decades Cali Rivera and JCR Percussion produced Latin percussion instruments that are still are coveted.


Latin Alternative Music Fests Heat Up The Summer

Thursday, July 27, 2017

AltLatino's annual cruise of summer music festivals dedicated to Latin Alternative music, arts and culture. Three cities, four festivals!


Songs We Love: The Isley Brothers & Carlos Santana, 'Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)'

Thursday, July 20, 2017

As Santana turns 70, he's still spreading the message that music has the power to heal. With The Isley Brothers, he taps into the peaceful spirit of Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)."


Alt.Latino's Midsummer New Music Roundup

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beat the heat with this sampler of new tunes, including everything from rock to Latin jazz to electronic to cumbia and flamenco.


Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The musical exchange between the United States and Cuba goes back to the 19th century. Thankfully, the two countries' political standoff never filtered down to musicians.