Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

Lalah Hathaway: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The veteran singer showcases her soaring powerfully expressive voice in a performance that bridges several generations of classic soul.


Kim Viera, Daddy Yankee Show You 'Como': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Nuyorican newcomer Kim Viera teams up with Daddy Yankee for a summer love hit, Arcangel and J Balvin go disco-over-dembow and Dillon Francis and De La Ghetto keep moombahton alive.


First Listen: Balún, 'Prisma Tropical'

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Balún's blend of electronic pop and traditional Puerto Rican instrumentation marks them as one the island's best musical exports in a very long time.


Here Are 4 Latin Albums To Get You Through This Summer

Sunday, July 15, 2018

There's too much time to feel restless in the summer. Never fear: Felix Contreras stopped by NPR's Weekend Edition to let you know the Latin music releases that will keep those feet tapping.


Protesting Trump's Immigration Policy Through Song

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The policy that separated children from parents seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border spurred musicians to write new songs and transform some old ones — to haunting effect.


Alejandro Escovedo Returns To Punk Roots With 'Sonica USA'

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Escovedo's upcoming album, due out this fall, is a suite of songs about identity recorded in Italy and the U.S.


Bad Bunny's Double Knockout: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

On this week's playlist, Bad Bunny blesses us with not one but two summer bangers and De La Ghetto throws it back to childhood romances with the help of Maluma and Wisin.


Gaby Moreno And Van Dyke Parks Address Immigration In New Single

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The track is from an upcoming album between the celebrated singer and iconic producer/arranger.


Alt.Latino's 12 Favorite Latin Songs Of 2018 (So Far)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

We laugh, we cry, we celebrate the best of the year so far with everything from bugalú to boleros to Latinx punk.


Joe Jackson, Strict Manager And Father To Pop Royalty, Dead At 89

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The patriarch helped take his legendary family from Gary, Ind., to global stardom, though the disciplinarian streak he used to get them there proved controversial later in life.


Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa Is Part Of A Long Line of 'Amazing'

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The pianist's new album is a lesson on contemporary Cuban piano, performed with a trio with strong familial ties.


Fonsi Goes Grime (Sort Of) And Daddy Yankee Goes Old-School

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

On this week's playlist, Luis Fonsi takes a calypso excursion with Stefflon Don, Daddy Yankee gets the band back together in the name of reggaeton viejo and some newcomers fuse every genre in between.


Contemporary Mexican Music: Not Your Abuelita's Mariachi

Sunday, June 17, 2018

NPR Music's Felix Contreras creates a round up of the sounds of modern Mexico.


Yissy García & Bandancha: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 15, 2018

Come for one of Havana's most talented acts. Stay for García's incredible mohawk.


Veranuevo: 5 Latin Songs To Kick Off Your Summer

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Start your summer with the first installment in a weekly Spotify playlist of Latin music, featuring new songs from reggaeton reina Ivy Queen, Cuban hip-hop gods Orishas and more.


'Vida,' The Groundbreaking Cable Show That Gets Latinx Narratives Right

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This week, Alt.Latino talks to Vida show runner Tanya Saracho about portraying Latinx stories of queerness, family and gentefication with an eye toward nuance onscreen and representation offscreen.


Chancha Via Circuito: Magical Musical Realism And The Dance Floor

Monday, June 11, 2018

Argentine producer Pedro Canales conjures dance-worthy musical spells on his new album as Chancha Via Circuito.


Miguel And Chicano Batman Team Up To Celebrate Mexican Roots

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The pop star and soul outfit reimagine their songs through collaboration.


A Historic Music Festival Celebrates Cuba's Vast Range

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Never before have so many Cuban artists performed or have been displayed in a single venue in the U.S.


J Balvin Won't Settle For Anything Less Than World Domination

Thursday, May 24, 2018

After cracking the American pop charts last year, the Colombian reggaeton star is following the success of "Mi Gente" with his fifth album, Vibras. And he knows you're still listening.