Felix Contreras

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Watch Bob Weir Cover Merle Haggard's 'Mama Tried'

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.


To Find The Best New Music, Alt.Latino Launches A Task Force

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.


Alt.Latino's Post-Election Meditation: Music For Healing

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.


Down-Ballot Races At The Latin Grammys, With Alt.Latino

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Alt.Latino goes mining for new sounds in the less prominent categories of this year's Latin Grammys.


First Listen: Hart Valley Drifters, 'Folk Time'

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.


Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar: Remembering Those Who've Left Us

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

In what's become an annual Día de los Muertos tradition, we play music and personal dedications honoring the departed — from Prince to a listener's abuelito.


'La Llorona': A Spooky Folk Song With Many Lives

Monday, October 31, 2016

Just in time for Día de los Muertos, here are 12 versions of an old song that still frightens. Hear "La Llorona" performed by Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs, Mariachi Flor de Toloache and more.


Latino Noir: Private Eyes And Really Bad Vatos

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Good guys, bad guys, cops and intrigue — it's all part of the world of Latino noir fiction. Author Carmen Amato takes us on a tour of the genre.


First Listen: Nina Diaz, 'The Beat Is Dead'

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The new solo album from the Girl In A Coma frontwoman is a fiercely brave, song-by-song journey through her experiences of addiction and recovery.


Love For The Lead Guitar: Guest DJ Eljuri

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The accomplished guitarist, songwriter and vocalist dives deep into the world of the lead guitar with a playlist of her favorite classic-rock icons.


What's On Alt.Latino's Playlist? The Sounds Of Cuba Today

Friday, October 14, 2016

Cuban musicians are mixing tradition with contemporary styles to create sounds that defy description or categorization. Hear a mix featuring more than 100 songs from today's Cuba.


Cuban Piano 101: A Century Of Historic Grooves

Thursday, October 06, 2016

The piano is as much a defining sound of Cuban music as percussion. This week on Alt.Latino, we cover the way the country interprets Africa through the keyboard.


First Listen: Helado Negro, 'Private Energy'

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The latest album by musician Roberto Lange mixes his unmistakable keyboard sounds with stripped-down dance beats and lyrics waiting to be assigned a narrative from your own life.


Tiny Desk, Huge Enthusiasm: Latin Music On Our Small Stage

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Alt.Latino samples some of the Latin artists who've performed in NPR's one-of-a-kind concert series.


First Listen: Bob Weir, 'Blue Mountain'

Thursday, September 22, 2016

On this long-awaited solo album, the Grateful Dead veteran showcases his songwriting gifts with the aid of collaborators such as Josh Ritter and The National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner.


Alt.Latino: Late-Summer Jams And A Viral Video From Bomba Estereo

Friday, September 16, 2016

Music from across the Latin world, plus an unforgettable "tribute to little brown girls everywhere."


Willie Bobo: An Appreciation And A New Album

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The percussionist and bandleader, who died in 1983, played a significant role in Latin jazz history. A new album of recently recovered music is cause for revisiting his legacy.


First Listen: Gaby Moreno, 'Ilusión'

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The boundary-smashing singer returns with a "Spanglish folk-soul" album about love, violence against women, and the immigrant experience.


Rudy Van Gelder, Definitive Jazz Recording Engineer, Has Died

Friday, August 26, 2016

The man who captured hundreds of jazz's greatest recordings — by Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock — died Thursday at his home studio. He was 91.


Nina Diaz: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 26, 2016

As a solo artist on leave from Girl In A Coma, the singer finds new ways to sound ferocious. Here, she performs three songs from an album due out in the fall.