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.


202 Pieces

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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...

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


  • Added: Nov 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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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: 16
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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: 16
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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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: 21
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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: 20
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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...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 21
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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, ...

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  • 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
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Was it really 20 years ago? This week we travel back in time to 2002, an incredible year for Latin Alternative music! Featured artists include Nat...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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It's a new music explosion! This week we celebrate recent releases from Kinky, Diamante Eléctrico, Cazzu, Yerba Buena, Santi Mostaffa, Caloncho, M...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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It's a new music episode! This week we highlight welcome new releases from Calypso Rose ft. Carlos Santana, Francisca Valenzuela, Making Movies, Sp...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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We take the time machine four decades back to 1982, a year that brought us some true gems of Latin funk, rock, salsa and Brazilian music. Featured...

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  • Added: May 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
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It's a special takeover episode with JORGE DREXLER, the multi-Grammy and Oscar-winning Uruguayan singer-songwriter. Drexler speaks to us about his ...

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  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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Great new Latin music abounds! This week we highlight recent releases from Julieta Venegas, Nicki Nicole & WOS, Babasonicos, Jorge Drexler, Bomba E...

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  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 22
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¡Viva Mexico! This week we spotlight the music diversity of Mexico, from electronica and sultry R&B to punk, pop, rock, hip-hop and indie. Featured...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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It's a new Latin music explosion! This week we highlight recent recordings from Jorge Drexler, Adrian Quesada, Ramona, Katzú Oso, Mista Savona, Fel...

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


  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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It's a new music explosion! This week we highlight new releases from rising indie Mexican hip-hop artist Lng/Sht, the Peruvian cumbia band Bareto,...

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  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 22
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1962 was a shockingly innovative year for Latin music. Bossanova was in full bloom in Brazil, Rock music was taking off in Argentina, and Salsa and...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22