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.


139 Pieces

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It's a new music explosion! Featured artists include Alex Cuba, Montoya ft. Pahua, Fito Paez, Pacha Massive, Juanes, The Warning, Gotopo, Chika Di ...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 21
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This week we celebrate FANIA RECORDS, the legendary label that brought us legends of Salsa and Boogaloo including the Fania All-Stars, Eddie Palmie...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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It's all about the new music this week! Featured artists include Juanes, The Warning, Roberto Fonseca, Y La Bamba, Aterciopelados & Systema Solar,...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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Bang your head as we're joined by The Warning, the rockin' Mexican sister trio who've supported Foo Fighters and Muse and are now headlining large ...

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  • Added: May 22, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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It's a new music explosion! This week we spotlight recent releases from Juanes, iLe & Ivy Queen, Diamante Electrico, Zuco 103, Dayme Arocena, Ane ...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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We travel 40 years back in the time machine to 1983! It was a musically rich year for Argentine rock acts Miguel Mateos, Sumo and Los Abuelos de l...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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It's a New Musicá episode! This week we spotlight recent releases from León Larregui, Son Rompe Pera, Diamante Electrico, Conexion Divina, Raul Mal...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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We travel five decades back to 1973, an era when Chicano Rock, classic Salsa, and psychedelic sounds made Latin music one of the most exciting genr...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week is all about NEW MÚSICA. Featured artists include Zuco 103, Diamante Electrico, Lika Nova, Ritmo Machine, Ainda & El Zar, The Kevin Fing...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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We partnered with Rolling Stone Argentina to spotlight the best new Argentine music! Our co-host Josh Norek was joined by editor in chief Daniel Fl...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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It's a new music explosion! This week we highlight recent releases including a collab from Los Amigos Invisibles and Monsieur Merine members, plus ...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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We take the time machine back sixty years to 1963, a remarkable year for Latin Jazz, Tropical, and early Rock and Roll! Featured artists include R...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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It's a new music explosion! We highlight recent releases from Galactic ft. Cimafunk, IREKE, Los Pericos, Viniloversus, the Italian (honorary Latino...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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We celebrate San Francisco's vibrant Latin music scene, past and present! Featured artists include Santana, La Doña, Los Mocosos, Bang Data, Linda...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 21
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2023 is off to an amazing start on the new music front! This week we highlight new songs from Los Pericos, Trueno & JID, Palma, Cheo, Lucas Santta...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:59
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It's a special episode dedicated to Latin sounds from LOS ANGELES. Featured artists include Ozomatli, Chicano Batman, Los Lobos, Sergio Mendes, Ju...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 21
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Start 2023 with the best new Latin music! This week we highlight new tunes from Alexia Bomtempo, Cheo (of Los Amigos Invisibles), Marc Anthony, Tr...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 21
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It's our BEST SONGS OF 2022 episode! Josh and Ernesto spotlight their favorite songs of the past year, including tracks from Rosalía, Girl Ultra, ...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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It's a spotlight on New Music! This week we highlight recent releases from Natalia Lafourcade, iLe ft. Mon Laferte, DannyLux, Ramona, YADAM, Ozuna...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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New York is a Latin music mecca, and we highlight artists from the Big Apple who put the city on the musical map! Featured artists include Ray Bar...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21