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.


145 Pieces

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New música abounds! This week we highlight recent releases from Cimafunk, Young Miko, The Mavericks, Céu, Robert Delong & Pahua, FM Collective, Es...

Bought by WOUB, KERA, Central Florida Public Media, WXXI Rochester, KQAL and more


  • Added: May 24, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15
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This week we visit SPAIN and spotlight the country's vibrant rock, pop and EDM scenes. Featured artists include The Pinker Tones, Adiós Amores, Ma...

Bought by Central Florida Public Media, KERA, KRSC, KECG, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 17, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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It's a new music episode featuring the latest and greatest from Kinky, Amigas!, The Warning, Nonpalidece & Fito Paez, Angélica Garcia, Systema Sola...

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  • Added: May 13, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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This week we travel back four decades to 1984, a musically rich year that brought us some great Latin Rock, Pop, Salsa, Brazilian music and more! ...

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  • Added: May 06, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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It's a new music explosion! This week we highlight recent releases from Francisca Valenzuela, Chicano Batman, Las Migas, Andres Levin, The Maverick...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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We take the music time machine back fifty years to 1974, an era when salsa, rock, tango, and bossa nova truly shined. Featured artists include Gal...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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It's a spotlight on COLOMBIA, the music powerhouse nation that has brought us a wealth of rock, salsa, hip-hop, vallenato and other music genres. ...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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New música abounds! This week we highlight recent releases from Diamante Electrico, Rafa Pabon, Aczino, The Warning, Mexican Institute of Sound, D...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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We visit CHILE, a country whose music scene far outperforms its population size. Featured artists include Mon Laferte, Francisca Valenzuela, Zona G...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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It's a special MEXICO episode! We highlight our favorite Mexican rock, hip-hop and indie music from artists including Mexican Institute of Sound, C...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 19
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New música episode! We spotlight the latest and greatest from Chicano Batman, Helado Negro, Mexican Institute of Sound, Marissa Mur, The Warning, C...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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Argentina has always been a top exporter of Latin Alternative music, with vibrant scenes past and present! Featured artists include Marilina Berto...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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It's a new music explosion! We highlight recent releases from Diamante Electrico, Miau Trio, Levitation Room, Chika Di & Flore de Toloache, Cineple...

Bought by Central Florida Public Media, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, North Country Public Radio, KERA, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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It's time to get trippy with our Latin Psychedelic episode! We highlight the groovy sounds of Adrian Quesada, Jungle Fire, El Chicano, Glue Trip, ...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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New music for a new year! We highlight recent releases from Los Bunkers, Bad Bunny, Cimafunk, Las Nubes, Oswave & Cheo, La Dame Blanche, La Rosa N...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
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It's our BEST OF 2023 episode! Don't miss our fave tracks of the past year, including music from The Warning, Diamante Electrico, Mon Laferte, Ale...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLVT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 24
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It's a new music explosion! This week we highlight Latin Grammy nominees Arde Bogota, plus exciting tunes from Mon Laferte, Las Nubes, Sinego, Chic...

Bought by Central Florida Public Media, GCR (Global Community Radio), KUGS Bellingham, Wash., WLVT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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It's a special takeover episode with multi Grammy & Latin Grammy winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba. He joins us to celebrate his latest album 'El...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., WLVT, GCR (Global Community Radio), North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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Was it really only twenty years ago? 2003 was a remarkable year for Latin Alternative music, with enduring tracks from some of the genre's most imp...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 22
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It's a new music explosion! This week we highlight recent releases from Residente & Wos, Francisca Valenzuela, Ritmo Machine, Mon Laferte, Yadam, ...

Bought by KZUM, WLVT, GCR (Global Community Radio), KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WDSE and more


  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22