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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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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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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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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Mary Travers (center) and other stars perform Jan. 20, 1986, during the "All Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr." at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. From left are Paul Stookey, Bob Dylan, Travers, Stevie Wonder and Peter Yarrow. AP hide caption

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Social Justice Guided Mary Travers' Music

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First Lady Hosts White House Jazz Workshop

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Jazz Education Group Sounds Its Siren Song

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Internet Radio Silently Protests Royalties

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