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.


220 Pieces

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It's a new music explosion! 2021 continues to impress with a slew of brilliant Latin releases, including new music from Maye, Los Buenos Modales, ...

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  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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Whether you hear his Oscar-winning scores in 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Babel' or as the producer of artists like Cafe Tacvba, Juanes and Molotov, t...

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  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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Chile has a rich musical tradition, and has exported its rock, pop, electronic and hip-hop music around the world! Today we spotlight Chilean arti...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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It's a new music explosion! We celebrate some of our favorite recent releases from Latin Alt artists including Alex Cuba, Joao Selva, Panda Elliott...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include an unusual collaboration between Spain's leading rapper C. Tangana with legendary Argent...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 20
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This week we spotlight Spain and its indie, rock and hip-hop artists. Highlights include C. Tangana, Rigoberta Bandini, Polock, Dani, Toteking, Mar...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include the sultry R&B-meet-dembow of San Francisco artist La Doña, the psychedelic Brazilian ha...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week is a special takeover with Latin Grammy-winning Colombian rock band Diamante Electrico, one of our favorite rock groups in any language. ...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is all about the new música! We spotlight tunes from talented singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza, electronic wizard Mexican Institute of So...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week is a special takeover episode with Camilo Lara, the cultural instigator behind three brilliant and completely distinct musical projects: ...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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We explore Latin Jazz, past and present (including jazzy hip-hop). Featured artists include Cubanismo, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie and Willie Bobo...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include new tunes from Argentine rock icon Fito Paez, Run The Jewels remixed by Mexican Institut...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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When people think "prog rock", they think of artists like Yes and Genesis. But did you know that the genre also thrived (and continues to do so) ac...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is all about the new música! Ituana surprises us with a bossa nova cover of '80s classic "Talking In Your Sleep", while rising Argentine...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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This week we take the musical time machine fifty years back to 1971, an incredible year for Salsa, Latin Soul, Chicano Rock and Psychedelia. Featu...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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New year, new música! This week we spotlight our favorite new releases from Latina R&B star Kali Uchis, Colombian rockers Diamante Electrico, Chil...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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It's our BEST OF 2020 episode! In an otherwise terrible year, the quantity of stellar new Latin releases continues to dazzle us. Highlights include...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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In an otherwise terrible year, Latin music shines brightly in 2020! This week we spotlight new releases from Akwid & Santi Mostaffa, Cimafunk, Mar...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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We go back to the 1960's, highlighting the best music from the decade! Highlights include Santana's groundbreaking Latin rock, boogaloo from Ray B...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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It's a New Music episode! This week we highlight releases from Venezuelan rockers La Vida Boheme, acclaimed singer-songwriter Carla Morrison, Jumb...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23