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.


185 Pieces

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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...

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  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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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: 17
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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: 18
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It's a new music explosion! This week we celebrate several new Rosalía singles, plus the latest releases from Dorian, Mexican Institute of Sound, T...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
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Brazil is the biggest country in Latin America, and has big musical diversity as well! This week we highlight Brazilian rock, R&B, soul, power pop,...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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It's a new music explosion! This week we highlight recent releases from Ozomatli, Omar Apollo, Los Bitchos, Fito Paez, Pahua, Los Autenticos Decade...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include recent releases from Fito Paez, Flor de Toloache, Ilegales & Andres Calamaro, Marilina B...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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Join us for a trip into the world of Latin psychedelic music. From the psychedelic fuzz of Brazilian group Glue Trip to the late night grooves of O...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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2022 has been off to a great start on the Latin Alternative music front! This week we spotlight recent releases from Argentine indie rocker Marilin...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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We take the time machine fifty years back to 1972, a year defined by psychedelic bossa nova, chicano rock and hip-swaying salsa. Featured artists i...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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2022 is already off to a great start on the new music front! This week we highlight recent releases from Enjambre, Las Cafeteras, Pahua, Santi Mos...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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It's our inaugural Cumbia episode! We spotlight cumbia music from across the decades including Los Angeles Azules, Mexican Institute of Sound, El G...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include a Cuban funk explosion from Cimafunk, the return of Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Lafert...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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It's our 'Best of 2021' episode spotlighting the very best Latin releases of the past year! Highlights include songs from Fito Paez, Cimafunk, C. ...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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It's a New Music explosion! This week we highlight recent releases from Cimafunk, Los Lobos, Suenatron, The Voxes, Pehuenche, Bonifrate and more

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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This week is a special takeover episode with BOMBA ESTEREO, the influential Colombian indie electronic/alternative group who just released their ne...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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It's a special spotlight on our favorite live music recordings! Highlights include live performances from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Joe Arroyo, Ana...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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It's a new music spotlight! This week we highlight several amazing new releases, including Black Pumas member Adrian Quesada's Texas soul project ...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is all about the new música! We explore a funky collab between Cuban funkster Cimafunk and P-Funk legend George Clinton, plus tunes from ...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is all about Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and their lead singer Vicentico! We revisit the musical history and influence of this iconic Argent...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23