Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 09, 2019

With eyes shut, Marley dug deep into the healing power of music with songs from his 2017 album Stony Hill.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Looking Forward To Fall With New Music

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

From Panamanian reggaeton artist Dimelo Flow to Reyna Tropical's electro-cumbia, big names and indie stalwarts release new tracks this week.


Santana's Debut Album Turns 50 Years Old

Friday, August 30, 2019

Just a week after performing at Woodstock, Santana released its self-titled debut. Hear original members of the band recount its creation.


'Santana' At 50

Friday, August 30, 2019

Santana's debut album was released on this day 50 years ago. NPR's Felix Contreras considers it a game-changing moment in the marriage of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and rock 'n' roll.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Summer Winds Down, But The Music Heats Up

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Psychedelics, mambos, rap and steamy dembow make the playlist this week.


Accordion Master Celso Piña Dead At 66

Friday, August 23, 2019

Piña mined the traditions of cumbia and expanded the limits of the accordion.


Guest DJ: Fabi Reyna, She Shreds Magazine Founder And Musician

Friday, August 16, 2019

The musician and magazine publisher talks to Alt.Latino about guitar players and issues of representation on this week's show.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Catching Up After A Short Summer Getaway

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

We've got more songs than usual this week as we make up for being away for a brief summer break.


3 Afro Dominicana Writers Reflect On Their Truths

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Music and identity dominates a wide-ranging conversation with writers Elizabeth Acevedo, Amanda Alcantara and Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe.


Los Tigres Del Norte Announce Documentary, Album Of Historic Folsom Prison Concert

Monday, August 12, 2019

Recorded 50 years after Johnny Cash's legendary concert, the band's performance was recorded for an upcoming album and a new Netflix documentary.


'Amor Eterno' For El Paso, Gilroy, Dayton And Beyond

Thursday, August 08, 2019

We offer some music to help us mourn, remember and hopefully, in time, heal.


Haydée Milanés Embraces Her Dad's Legacy With Her Own Vision

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

How does one carve out a path of her own with a famous parent? Haydée Milanés talks about Pablo Milanés and stamping out her own musical identity.


iLe: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, August 03, 2019

The Calle 13 veteran, fresh off her appearance at demonstrations in Puerto Rico, performs three songs that rage with revolutionary intensity.


Alt.Latino Playlist: From Up North To Down South

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Preservation Hall Jazz Band pays tribute to the music of Cuba, Residente releases some insurgent reggaeton and Winnipeg's Mariachi Ghost delves into Latin soul.


Three Artists, Three Takes On Latin Music

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Latin Alternative pioneers Aterciopelados are featured alongside the vocalist from Spain's Macaco and Mexican reggae/ska vets Panteón Rococó this week.


A Puerto Rico Protest Song: 'Afilando Los Cuchillos'

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The song "Afilando Los Cuchillos" was a major feature during the protests in Puerto Rico that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello last week.


Residente And Bad Bunny, Fresh From Demonstrations, Celebrate With A New Single

Friday, July 26, 2019

Residente, the former Calle 13 frontman, withheld a single from upcoming album until the Puerto Rican governor resigned. That time has come and gone, and here we are.


'Afilando Los Cuchillos' Soundtracks Puerto Rico's Social Movement In Real Time

Thursday, July 25, 2019

"Puerto Ricans are waking up." We explore Residente, iLe and Bad Bunny's sharp-edged takedown of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and its influence on the protesters in the streets.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Songs That Shout Protest

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ani Cordero, Gaby Moreno and La Santa Cecilia take on societal ills through their music on this week's playlist.


What We Heard At The Best Festivals For Latin Alternative Music

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Alt.Latino hits the road to visit RuidoFest in Chicago, NuevoFest in Philadelphia and the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in NYC.