Felix Contreras Felix Contreras is co-host of Alt.Latino, NPR's web-based program about Latin Alternative music and Latino culture.

Girl in a Coma performs in both English and Spanish — though none of the members is fluent in the latter.

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Girl In A Coma: Rockers Tackle Their Second Language

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Latinos On TV: Laughing At Culture, Laughing With It

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Master Percussionist Plays To The Human Heartbeat

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Listen To This Week's Show

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Mitchell, circa 1970. The music producer's work began in the 1950s and extended into the 21st century. Michael Ochs/Getty Images hide caption

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Memphis Soul Pioneer Willie Mitchell Dies At 81

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Filmmaker Dodges Criticism, Refuses to Alter 'War'

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Behind Guaraldi's Timeless Holiday Soundtrack

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