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.


201 Pieces

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It's a New Music episode spotlighting our favorite new releases. Featured artists include Orishas, Diego Garcia, Making Movies, Spanish Harlem Orch...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 13
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This week is all about Love Songs of the alternative Latin variety. Featured artists include Cafe Tacvba, Los Amigos Invisibles, Bomba Estereo, Tit...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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This week is a 'New Música' episode. Featured artists include Making Movies, Monsieur Perine, Fito Paez, Aterciopelados and Santi Mostaffa.

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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It was 40 years ago today....This week we travel back to 1978, when Latin rock, funky salsa and soulful Brazilian music were in full swing. Feature...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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2018 continues to unleash a bumper crop of stellar new music, including recent releases from Aterciopelados, Monsieur Perine, Santi Mostaffa, Niña ...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Get ready to get your groove on as we spotlight some of the funkiest Latin songs of all time! Featured artists include Ray Barretto, Brownout, Ill...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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So much great new music, so little time... We spotlight Latin funk crew Brownout's homage to Public Enemy, the welcome return of Uruguayan MC Santi...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week is a 'new música' episode featuring a slew of exciting newcomers, including the groundbreaking Latin Urban artist La Dame Blanche (who ma...

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  • Added: May 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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It's our annual Female Artists episode spotlighting our favorite Latina rock, hip-hop, bossa nova and tropical acts. Featured artists include Natal...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is a New Música episode. Featured artists include rising R&B star Kali Uchis, the Uruguayan indie rockers Boomerang, and dazzling new sal...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is a New Music episode. Featured artists include buzz-heavy indie rockers Sante Les Amis, Mexican alt-fusion act Centavrvs, and the trium...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we're joined by Sante Les Amis, the indie rockers from Uruguay who've shared the stage with kindred spirits like Franz Ferdinand and Foal...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week we're joined for a special takeover episode with indie rockers Banda de Turistas, a youthful Argentine band inspired by retro and psyched...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week we fire up the musical time machine fifty years back to 1968. We spotlight the era's burgeoning Boogaloo genre, as well rock and pop from...

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is a New Music episode featuring a special interview with Argentina's leading indie rockers El Mato a Un Policia Motorizado. Other featur...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week we spotlight the alt music mecca of Mexico. Featured artists include Natalia Lafourcade, Jonaz, Carla Morrison, Compass, Kinky and more.

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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It's our annual Guilty Pleasures episode, those catchy songs that we're embarrassed to enjoy, but get stuck in our heads all too often. Featured ar...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week we spotlight the Latin Alternative powerhouse nation of Argentina. Featured artists include Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Gotan Project, Babas...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week is chock full of exciting new music, including the welcome returns of Uruguayan indie rockers Sante Les Amis and bilingual rock/hip-hop c...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week we explore the influence of Tropical music on the Latin Alternative genre. Featured artists include Ruben Blades, Choc Quib Town, Roberto...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17