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.


195 Pieces

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We're joined by Grammy-winning Mexican rock band Zoé, who take us through the band's musical history and highlight their new 7th album. We also spo...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is dedicated to New Music. Highlights include Mexican Institute of Sound ft. Gaby Moreno, Kevin Johansen, La Dame Blanche, Orquesta Faild...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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Turbulent times call for protest music! This week we spotlight songs that speak out against inequality, corruption, poverty and racism. Featured a...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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The onslaught of great new music in 2020 continues! This week we spotlight new releases from LA singer-songwriter Nancy Sanchez, Venezuelan rockers...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is all about Afro-Latin artists. From tropical music to hip-hop to singer-songwriters, Afro-Latin artists have made invaluable contributi...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is a special takeover episode with CHICANO BATMAN, the Los Angeles based band that mixes psychedelic Latin sounds with rock, indie and fu...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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Join us for our inaugural Movie Songs episode! From Latin music appearances in films from the 1960's to more contemporary movies like "Amorres Perr...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is all about the new música, including songs recorded in quarantine from Leo Sidran ft. Jorge Drexler and Santi Mostaffa. We also spotlig...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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2020 continues to be a great year Latin indie music, as evidenced by new releases from Chicano Batman, Flor de Toloache, Cheo, Las Nubes, David Bro...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week we spotlight our favorite Forgotten Songs, yes, those outstanding Latin Alternative tracks that time has unfortunately forgotten. Feature...

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  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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Amazing new music continues to flow in spite of the quarantine. This week we spotlight new releases from Los Amigos Invisibles founder Cheo and Los...

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  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing! This week is a LATIN SOUL episode. From the classic soul and boogaloo grooves of Ray Barretto and...

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  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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Uruguay is a pint-sized powerhouse of Latin Alt music. We're joined by Peyote Asesino, the recently reunited rock group, as well as progressive hip...

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  • Added: May 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is all about the new music, including a welcome return from veterans Natalia Lafourcade, Bunbury, Fito Paez and Mexican Institute of Soun...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week we take the time machine back to 2000, a year considered the apex for Latin Alternative music. Featured artists include Julieta Venegas, ...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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2020 is off to an incredible start for new music! This week we highlight new releases from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs frontman Vicentico and Argentine...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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This week we take the time machine thirty years back to 1990. The year was marked by the 'Rock en Español' of Caifanes and Soda Stereo, Latin ska a...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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2020 is shaping up to be an incredible year for new music. This week we highlight recent releases from former Los Amigos Invisibles guitarist Cheo,...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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This week we travel forty years back in the Latin Alt time machine to 1980. We spotlight classic salsa, chicano rock and disco-infused Latin funk t...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week we're joined by Mexican indie rock band Jumbo, who 20 years into their career are celebrating a recent Latin Grammy nomination. We also s...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22