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.


219 Pieces

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Sometimes it's all about the concert experience! Our inaugural Live Music episode highlights live recordings from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Fania A...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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So much great new music, so little time! This week we spotlight brand new releases from Ozomatli, Eddie Palmieri, Los Cojolites, La Misa Negra and ...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This week we travel forty years back in time to 1979. Highlights include a mellow surprise from Santana, pioneering hip-hop from Joe Bataan and mor...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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So much great new music, so little time! This week we highlight a Texas Latin funk explosion, plus new releases from Mon Laferte, Andres Calamaro, ...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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It was 30 years ago today....this week we travel back to 1969, a milestone year that gave rise to the debut from Santana, as well as seminal releas...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is all about the new música. Highlights include spotlights on urban flamenco sensation Rosalía and the Texas Latin soul of Adrian Quesada...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is a special "Salsoul" episode, exploring the intersection of Salsa music with vintage Soul and R&B. Featured artists include Eddie Palmi...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is a New Music episode. Highlights include the buzz-heavy urban flamenco artist Rosalía, Latin soul super group Hip Spanic Allstars, and ...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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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
  • Purchases: 16
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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: 16
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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
  • Purchases: 16
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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
  • Purchases: 18
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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
  • Purchases: 17
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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
  • Purchases: 17
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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
  • Purchases: 15
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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: 18
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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