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.


211 Pieces

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It's an action-packed New Music episode as we celebrate brand new música from Draco Rosa, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra w/iLe, Gal Costa, Santi Most...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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It was 20 years ago today... 1998 was a milestone year for Latin Alternative music, with iconic and groundbreaking albums released from Aterciopela...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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It's a new music episode! Highlights include new supergroup Hip Spanic Allstars, the return of Thievery Corporation vocalist Natalia Clavier, plus ...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 15
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It's a New Music episode! Highlights include new releases from the soulful Bay Area band Hip Spanic Allstars and Colombian rockers Diamante Electr...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is all about Latin Hip-Hop, but only the good non-autotune stuff! Featured artists include Niña Dioz, Orishas, Santi Mostaffa, Ana Tijou...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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It's our 'Puro RAWK' episode, dedicated to our favorite guitar-fueled rock anthems. Featured artists include Gustavo Cerati, Aterciopelados, AJ Dav...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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This week we're all about the new música. Featured artists include Los Autenticos Decadentes with Mon Laferte, the Latin soul of Hip Spanic Allstar...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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They were the best of times, they were the worst times. Today we set the Latin music time machine 30 years back to 1988. Featured artists include C...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is a 'New Música' episode. Highlights include Fiona Apple's "Criminal" turned into a salsa anthem by Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, as wel...

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is a recap of the recent Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), including special interviews with the Grammy-nominated alt mariachi g...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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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
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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: 17
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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
  • Purchases: 17
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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