The Latin Alternative

Series produced by WMHT

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The Latin Alternative is a one hour weekly exploration into the world of Latin rock, funk, hip-hop and electronic music.

The Latin Alternative is co-hosted by two of the genre’s leading experts, Josh Norek (co-founder of the Latin Alternative Music Conference and frontman of Latino-Jewish rap group Hip Hop Hoodíos) and Ernesto Lechner (contributing writer for Rolling Stone, LA Times, & Chicago Tribune and author of the book ‘Rock en Español: The Latin Alternative Rock Explosion’). The program focuses on crossover-friendly Latin rock, electronic, funk and hip-hop artists, as well as interviews with such key acts as Ozomatli, Jaguares, Ana Tijoux, Calle 13 and Diego Garcia.


168 Pieces

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So much great new music, so little time! This week we highlight new releases from Bajofondo, Jenny and The Mexicats, Systema Solar, Los Wemblers an...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we are joined by Latin Grammy winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba, who shares his latest album "Sublime" with us. We also highlight new m...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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It's a New Music episode! This week is full of exciting new releases from Latin Grammy-winning artists like Alex Cuba, Kevin Johansen and Diamante ...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Latin Hip-Hop is often much more dynamic and musically adventurous than its U.S. counterpart. This week we spotlight the artists pushing the bounda...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is all about the new music! Highlights include the return of Grammy-winning artists Mala Rodriguez, Alex Cuba and Kevin Johansen, as wel...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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This week we celebrate the 20th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) with interviews and music from Colombian rockers Diamante Eléctric...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Mexico is a powerhouse of Latin-Alt music, and this week's music more than proves it. Featured artists include Ximena Sariñana, Cafe Tacvba, C-Kan...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include releases from Mala Rodriguez, iLe, Suenatron (led by the sons of Los Tigres del Norte's ...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This week we spotlight our favorite Brazilian songs of all time, including bossa nova, rock, hip-hop and funk. Featured artists include Lenine, Beb...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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So much great new music, so little time! This week we spotlight our favorite new releases, including the trippy tropical sounds of Mr. Tropical, a ...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week is all about the best new Brazilian music, from contemporary bossa nova and modern rock, to soul and hip-hop. Featured artists include Ma...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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15-second and 20-second generic promos with music tails allowing station tagging.

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: :35
  • Purchases: 4
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Thirty-second promo to augment the Carlos Santana takeover episode (LatinAlt1920). This promo features a :07 music bed at the end for station tag.

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  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: :30
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include recent releases from Santana, Ozomatli, Lila Downs, Alex Cuba and Making Movies.

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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In celebration of the new Santana album 'Africa Speaks,' we are joined by the legendary Carlos Santana for a special one hour takeover episode. San...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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It was 10 years ago today....this week we take the Latin-Alt time machine back to 2009, a banner year for the genre. Highlights include the Latin e...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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So much great new music, so little time! This week we spotlight brand new releases including a welcome comeback from Santana, plus Mexican alt-pop ...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This week our co-host Josh Norek visits Uruguay, the pint-sized powerhouse nation with vital indie rock and hip-hop scenes. Joining us for intervie...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week is a special takeover episode and live performance set with Juan Campodonico, the pioneering electro-tango artist and founding member of ...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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Today we're gonna party like it's 1999! We travel 20 years back in the Latin-Alt time machine to a seminal year for the genre. Highlights include ...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19