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.


212 Pieces

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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...

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KRSC, KERA, WDSE, KRZA and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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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...

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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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
  • Purchases: 18
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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
  • Purchases: 21
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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: 19
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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
  • Purchases: 18
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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: 19
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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: 18
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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: 20
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It's a Latin Funk explosion! This week is all about the funk groove and its presence in Latin music. Featured artists include Joe Bataan, Cimafunk...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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It's a new music explosion! 2022 continues to be a rewarding year for Latin Alternative music listeners, and this week we highlight recent releases...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KCSN, KRZA, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KSKQ and more


  • Added: Nov 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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It's a special takeover episode with CIMAFUNK, the Cuban funk star whose album "El Alimento" is one of our favorite records of the past year. Cimaf...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 22
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So much great new music to share! This week we spotlight recent releases from Cigarbox Man, Versaliz, Chika Di, Silvina Moreno, Glue Trip, The Plac...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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Join us for a Latin Dance Party! This week we spotlight songs that are sure to get your dance floor groove on, including music from Brownout, Will...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., KSKQ, KRZA, KCSN, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include recent releases from Cuco & Bratty, Diamante Electrico, Ramona, Glue Trip, Doris Anahí, ...

Bought by KSKQ, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KUGS Bellingham, Wash., WLVT, KRZA and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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Argentina is a powerhouse for rock, indie and urban music! Join us for a spotlight on the country, including music from Trueno, Babasonicos, Sumo,...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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It's a new music explosion! Highlights include the psychedelic vibes of Glue Trip, the welcome return of Making Movies, and new tunes from Latin Al...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20