Felix Contreras

Felix Contreras appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Juanes & Mon Laferte: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Colombian pop star and Chilean rising star brought their duet tour to the Tiny Desk.

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Monsieur Periné Returns With 'Encanto Tropical'

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Colombian band stretches their boundaries across the decades, expanding on its swing and jazz-indebted sound with a pop sensibility.

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Alt.Latino Encore: Remixing Classics, Fania Opens Its Vaults

Thursday, May 17, 2018

This week on Alt.Latino, we discuss how and whether to remix legendary recordings — and, along the way, feature a new album of remixed salsa classics.

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First Listen: Brownout, 'Fear Of A Brown Planet'

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Inspired by Public Enemy's discography, Brownout's latest batch of Latin funk covers is an instrumental soundtrack that recalls the grooves of late 1970s.

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Guest DJ Los Texmaniacs: Conjunto Specialists With A Knack For 'Cruzando Borders'

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The San Antonio-based band can trace its musical roots back to conjunto's beginnings in the early 1930s. The group plays guest DJ with tracks from its Spanglish-titled new album.

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La Dame Blanche: Flute And Flow From Cuba To Paris

Monday, May 07, 2018

The bandleader skillfully mixes classical, jazz and hip-hop in a powerfully creative statement about Cuban music.

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Queer, Punk And Latin: A Discussion About Sexual Identity

Friday, May 04, 2018

A panel of women take on the topic of what it takes to make in in the Latin music business while staying true to your gender identity.

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The Hip-Hop Influence Of Jab'o Starks, James Brown's Timekeeper

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The former James Brown drummer was central to some of the singer's most influential recordings. Decades later, the musician's drums have been sampled all throughout hip-hop history.

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Nando Chang Explores Peruvian Roots Through Music and Food

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Peruvian rapper has a new album out while running a restaurant in Miami.

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Charles Neville Of The Neville Brothers Dies At 79

Friday, April 27, 2018

The second oldest brother of a musical dynasty, Charles Neville's saxophone carried New Orleans history in every note.

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ÌFÉ: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 27, 2018

ÌFÉ isn't playing anything new. In fact, the band takes on something quite old: ritual Afro-Caribbean music that takes a lifetime to absorb and master.

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