Felix Contreras Felix Contreras is host of Alt.Latino, NPR's program about Latin Alternative music and Latino culture.
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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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Tono (pictured above) kicks off the second week of our profile of Brazilian music. Camila Mesquita de Macedo/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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Chucho Valdes, the 2011 winner of the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album, performs earlier this year at a Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. That award was eliminated in April; starting next year, Valdes and other Latin jazz musicians will compete in the Best Jazz Album category. Barbara Zanon/Getty Images hide caption

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Perth Amboy, NJ's long-running free concert series is just one program threatened by loss of funding as the Music Performance Trust Fund dries up. Felix Contreras hide caption

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The San Antonio, Texas trio Girl in a Coma releases the new album Exits & All The Rest Nov. 1. Josh Huskin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Sounds Of SoCal

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Frank Foster, Jazz Saxophonist And Arranger, Has Died

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Y La Bamba: Tiny Desk Concert

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