Felix Contreras Felix Contreras is host of Alt.Latino, NPR's 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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Listen to Felix Contreras talk about Latinos on TV

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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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Latin Jazz Musicians File Suit Against The Grammys

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Actor Marlon Brando was an Afro-Cuban drumming enthusiast, as well as an inventor whose lost prototypes became the stuff of urban legend. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Marlon Brando's Lost Musical Innovation

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Activision produced many versions of the game, including Metallica, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Warriors of Rock and Modern Hits. Courtesy of Activision hide caption

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No More Windmills: Activision Kills 'Guitar Hero'

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Master Percussionist Plays To The Human Heartbeat

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Rita Indiana is an artist from the Dominican Republic. Her electronic merengue is often played on Alt.Latino. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino: Addressing The Cultural Divide Through Music

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Camaron de la Isla and Tomatito in concert Quim Llenas/Cover/Getty Images hide caption

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Camaron De La Isla: The Voice Of Flamenco

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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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Young Latinos, Blacks Answer Call Of Mobile Devices

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