Felix Contreras appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
As President Obama leaves office, Alt.Latino digs up some of the Latin music that's found its way into the Mixtape-Maker-In-Chief's playlists.
Friday, January 13, 2017
With a voice that borrows heavily from opera, Downs performs the kind of full-throated mariachi singing that would fit right in at Mexico City's Garibaldi Square — ground zero for mariachi.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Hear new tracks from Cafe Tacvba, Dayme Arocena, Chicano Batman, Hurray For The Riff Raff and more.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
The versatile vocalist ended 2016 on many best-of-the-year lists, including Alt.Latino's. Explore the depths of her music by digging into the songs she picks as a Guest DJ.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Things got busy here at Alt.Latino and we missed some of 2016's best albums. So this week we're sampling the ones that got away.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
There was so much great Latin music this year that we had to ask listeners to add their own choices and voices to our list.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Father-daughter duo Willie and Bethany Pickens, along with husband-wife duo Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, played holiday favorites live at the Kennedy Center in Washington Dec. 10.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
This was a year for redefining expectations and defying conventions in Latin music. Hear 10 songs that represent just some of the highlights.
Friday, December 09, 2016
In the band's hands, East African music pulses, breathes and comes alive in a mix of tradition and contemporary sounds.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
The SoCal psychedelic-soul band's new album, Freedom Is Free, is due out in March. Watch a video for its new single, "Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)."
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Alt.Latino takes a quick look at some unexpected Grammy nominees for Latin music.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
In the wake of Fidel Castro's death, Alt.Latino looks at the artists who remained in Cuba after the revolution and those who've left — and how their music reflects both realities.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Recently, Ecuadorian DJ Daniel Lofredo Rota stumbled upon a box of tapes from his grandfather's record label. Now, he's reclaiming a lost segment of his country's musical heritage.
Friday, November 18, 2016
The drummer and her band, Bandancha, promote Afro-Cuban culture in a visually stunning video for "Mr. Miller."
Friday, November 18, 2016
She's known for her work in the popular hip-hop group Calle 13, but Ileana Cabra, who performs solo as iLe, has a quieter, subtler alter ego. Watch her perform live at New York's Damrosch Park.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
While accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at AmericanaFest, Weir tapped into the Grateful Dead's roots to pay tribute to the Hag. The performance is from an upcoming Austin City Limits episode.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Alt.Latino gathers three music gurus to help find the coolest new sounds from across Latin music, including hip-hop, rock, Latin jazz and beyond.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Hear a special mix of meditative music, recorded before the votes were tallied, to help you get over the bruising election season.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
Alt.Latino goes mining for new sounds in the less prominent categories of this year's Latin Grammys.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
These recordings, made three years before the Grateful Dead formed, capture the beginning of Jerry Garcia's musical quest to explore every aspect of what makes American music so rich.