Felix Contreras

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Alt.Latino Playlist: Where Cuban Funk, Latin Urban, And Dream Pop Rub Elbows

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Once you hear La Doña's mujer-powered "femmeton," Cuba's Cimafunk and Junior Mesa's mellow moods, you'll be won over, too.


Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar For Día De Los Muertos

Friday, November 01, 2019

In what's become an annual tradition on Alt.Latino, we remember those we've lost through song with reverence and a little joy.


Cuban Fusion Pioneers Sintesís On Queen, Santería And Prog Rock

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sometimes the musicians who visit Alt.Latino prefer to express themselves in Spanish. Founders of the genre-busting Cuban band Sintesís share their love of Freddie Mercury and santería.


Alt.Latino Playlist: A Trap Corrido, New Music From A Cuban Pioneer and Latin Jazz

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Two head-turning collaborations dominate this week's playlist, but we also have a bit of Latin jazz and something new from Cuban hip-hop pioneer X Alfonso.


La Santa Cecilia On Its New Album Sung In English

Friday, October 25, 2019

The SoCal Mexican roots-rock and soul band drops by to chat about its new, self-titled album. Over the past decade as a band, the members now feel like family.


Rio Mira: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 25, 2019

Rio Mira's music celebrates life along the river that separates Ecuador and Colombia: soft breezes, loving friends, the embrace of Africa and lots of festejando!


Alt.Latino Playlist: Electro Cumbia, Latin Soul, A Love Song Cycle And A Dream

Thursday, October 24, 2019

On this week's playlist, Che Apalache, La Santa Cecilia, Combo Chimbita and Noa Sainz all look inward.


Jovino Santos Neto Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, October 21, 2019

Along with his trio, the pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer cast a spell over the NPR Music offices in this joyful turn behind the Tiny Desk.


Los Tigres Del Norte Retrace Johnny Cash's Steps In 'Folsom Prison' Documentary

Friday, October 18, 2019

Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison, a new Netflix documentary, shows the power of music to heal.


Alt.Latino Playlist: A Travelogue With Stops In Guyana, Puerto Rico, Mexico And India

Thursday, October 17, 2019

On this week's playlist, collaborations are front and center with artists who stretch the basic concept of Latinx music.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Fall Music To Match Any Mood

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Riot Grrrl Chicana punk shares the mosh put with classic boleros and Latin jazz on this week's playlist.


Van Dyke Parks Lifts Gaby Moreno's Voice On Spectacular '¡Spangled!'

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Alt.Latino favorite Gaby Moreno teams up with the legendary arranger for an unlikely collaboration.


#ElTiny: The Best Latinx Tiny Desk Concerts, Vol. 1

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Watch riveting performances by superstars Café Tacvba, Juanes & Mon Laferte, iLe, Jorge Drexler and Natalia Lafourcade.


'Alt.Latino' Hispanic Heritage Month Playlist

Sunday, September 29, 2019

NPR's Alt.Latino has a month's worth of special programming planned for Hispanic Heritage Month. Here are some stand-out tracks.


Jane Bunnett: Cuban Music's Canadian Connection

Friday, September 27, 2019

The saxophonist, flautist and bandleader has been traveling to Cuba and performing its music for over 30 years.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Slow Grooves To Close Out Summer

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The end of summer brings things to a shimmer and a simmer, with new music by Luis Muñoz, Ambar Lucid, Estereomance and Girl Ultra.


2019 Latin Grammy Nominations: A Big Day for Spaniards

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Spanish artists lead the list of nominees, with Alejandro Sanz and Rosalia topping the list — though urbano artists didn't make a big impression.


The Cuban Roots Of Rock And Roll

Friday, September 20, 2019

Can you hear the cha-cha-cha in "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"? Or the mambo in "What I'd Say"? Dive into early rock and roll's Cuban DNA.


Y La Bamba: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, September 20, 2019

Y La Bamba returns for its second Tiny Desk performance with a revised musical vision.


Alt.Latino Playlist: Bronx Urbano, Spanish Swing And Brazilian Psych-Rock

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Fat Joe teams with Cardi B, a multicultural band plays Spanish swing and members of two Brazilian psych-rock bands unite.