Felix Contreras

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Alt.Latino Playlist: Cuban Funk, Mexican Blues, Brazilian Reggaeton

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Cimafunk sees the future of Cuban funk, Chilean vocalist Mon Laferte sings a "Chilango Blues" to her adoptive hometown of Mexico City and Anitta drops a verse on Ozuna's new track.


Residente, Bad Bunny And iLe Share Puerto Rico Protest Song 'Afilando Los Cuchillos'

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Amid the most crucial political crisis to hit Puerto Rico in its modern history, Puerto Rican artists Residente, Bad Bunny and iLe respond with music in real time.


Alt.Latino's Tribute To João Gilberto

Friday, July 12, 2019

Alt.Latino pays tribute to the father of bossa nova through his music and the words of his fellow musicians.


iLe And Making Movies Discuss Music, Activism And Mixing The Two

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The former Calle 13 vocalist and the roqueros from Kansas City discuss their new albums and how they channel their passions about the world into music.


A Tour Of The Best New Latin Jazz

Sunday, July 07, 2019

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras about his latest Latin jazz picks, including artists both new and long-loved.


João Gilberto, Master Of Bossa Nova, Dies At 88

Saturday, July 06, 2019

The Brazilian singer and guitarist, who won wide acclaim for his abundant technical skill and minimalist style, was behind one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, 1964's Getz/Gilberto.


A Deeper Listen To Anthems Of All Kinds

Thursday, July 04, 2019

These songs have the power to say what we feel, even when we can't say them ourselves. We listen back to some of our favorite stories from NPR's American Anthem series.


Alt.Latino Playlist: J Balvin & Bad Bunny's Ukulele Jam, Bruja Energy, More

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

A slice of J Balvin and Bad Bunny's Oasis, a new track from Spain's La Mala and a nice samba party from Rua de Pretas.


Alt.Latino's Best Music Of 2019 (So Far)

Friday, June 28, 2019

Six months into 2019, we highlight dream pop, electronic fantasies, West African Cuban music and Latin rock from a salsa icon.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Cuban Rap, Soulful Shoegaze And A Transformation From The Ravine

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Orishas returns with a piano ballad for existentialist insomniacs, Chicago's Divino Niño offers a dream-pop ballad and Mateo Kingman teams up with Gustavo Santaolalla.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Mid-Summer Slow Jams And A Father's Day Card Lost In The Mail

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Cuco announces his new album, Para Mi, with some "Feelings" and Bad Bunny sings a bolero (under his birth name) for fathers.



Monday, June 17, 2019

From your parents' favorite boleros reimagined to urbano, Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras and Stefanie Fernández uncover the best in new Latin music.


'Africa Speaks' To Carlos Santana's Past

Friday, June 14, 2019

Carlos Santana is having a big year: the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the 20th anniversary of Supernatural, and now a new album featuring Spanish vocalist Buika, Africa Speaks.


New Music Playlist: Puerto Rican Punk, Spanish R&B And Self-Love From Mexico

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Puerto Rican punks Davila 666 mark their place in the urbano landscape and Ozuna offers another hint of his upcoming album.


Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

Thursday, June 06, 2019

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.


Essential New Music: Slow-Burning Soul, Dance Floor Heat And Revelatory Jazz

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

We cast our net very wide this week and bring music to both get you onto the dance floor and do a bit of self reflection.


The Cast Of 'Vida' Share The Music Of Its Powerful Latinx Drama

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The three women who play the lead characters in the Starz series Vida join Alt. Latino to talk music, drama and La Llorona.


LADAMA: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The group unites sounds from Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, with a dash of New York City thrown in.


Enter The 'Infiernos': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Haydée Milanés links up with Ibeyí, Alih Jey digs into her Dominican roots as an acoustic folk music troubadour and Panteón Rococó continues to be a Mexican institution.


'Alt.Latino' Summer Suggestions

Sunday, May 26, 2019

NPR's Alt.Latino music podcast shares suggestions for summer listening.