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.


192 Pieces

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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
  • Purchases: 10
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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: 17
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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
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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: 17
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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: 17
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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: 16
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2018 is off to an impressive musical start, and this week's 'new música' episode shows us why. Featured artists include Arcade Fire (remixed by Bom...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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It was ten years ago today....this week we spotlight 2007, a banner year for Latin-Alt music. Featured artists include Manu Chao, Cafe Tacvba, Baba...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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It's an iLe 'takeover' episode as the Grammy-winning Puerto Rican chanteuse (and Calle 13 collaborator) joins us for a special interview highlighti...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a 'new music' episode. Featured artists include Diego Garcia, Tribalistas, Mexican Institute of Sound and Diamante Electrico.

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is a special 'takeover' episode with the Grammy-winning Colombian group Monsieur Perine, whose mix of swing and gypsy jazz with rock and ...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Generic thirty-second promos for The Latin Alternative. Tagless for station customization. Contact the show's producer Dave Michaels at dave@exit...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we're joined by Los Kung Fu Monkeys, a Tijuana ska/punk band touring with the iconic Fishbone. We also spotlight new music from Tribalist...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week we travel back to 1997, a breakthrough year for Latin Alternative music. We spotlight groundbreaking releases from Molotov, Los Fabulosos...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week is a spotlight our new favorite new music. Highlights include the solo debuts from two Mexican alternative icons (Plastilina Mosh's Jonaz...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19