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.


138 Pieces

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New música abounds! This week we highlight recent releases from Diamante Electrico, Rafa Pabon, Aczino, The Warning, Mexican Institute of Sound, D...

Bought by KUGS Bellingham, Wash., GCR (Global Community Radio), North Country Public Radio, WDSE, KECG and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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We visit CHILE, a country whose music scene far outperforms its population size. Featured artists include Mon Laferte, Francisca Valenzuela, Zona G...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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It's a special MEXICO episode! We highlight our favorite Mexican rock, hip-hop and indie music from artists including Mexican Institute of Sound, C...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 19
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New música episode! We spotlight the latest and greatest from Chicano Batman, Helado Negro, Mexican Institute of Sound, Marissa Mur, The Warning, C...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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Argentina has always been a top exporter of Latin Alternative music, with vibrant scenes past and present! Featured artists include Marilina Berto...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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It's a new music explosion! We highlight recent releases from Diamante Electrico, Miau Trio, Levitation Room, Chika Di & Flore de Toloache, Cineple...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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It's time to get trippy with our Latin Psychedelic episode! We highlight the groovy sounds of Adrian Quesada, Jungle Fire, El Chicano, Glue Trip, ...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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New music for a new year! We highlight recent releases from Los Bunkers, Bad Bunny, Cimafunk, Las Nubes, Oswave & Cheo, La Dame Blanche, La Rosa N...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 16
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It's our BEST OF 2023 episode! Don't miss our fave tracks of the past year, including music from The Warning, Diamante Electrico, Mon Laferte, Ale...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 24
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It's a new music explosion! This week we highlight Latin Grammy nominees Arde Bogota, plus exciting tunes from Mon Laferte, Las Nubes, Sinego, Chic...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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It's a special takeover episode with multi Grammy & Latin Grammy winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba. He joins us to celebrate his latest album 'El...

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


  • Added: Nov 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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Was it really only twenty years ago? 2003 was a remarkable year for Latin Alternative music, with enduring tracks from some of the genre's most imp...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 22
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It's a new music explosion! This week we highlight recent releases from Residente & Wos, Francisca Valenzuela, Ritmo Machine, Mon Laferte, Yadam, ...

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


  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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Rock Is Dead....¡Que Viva El Rock! Rock in the Americas is far from dead, as this exciting episode more than demonstrates! Featured artists includ...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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Customizable 30-second promo with space at end to add station info and show airtime.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2023
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 9
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This week we take the time machine back thirty years to 1993, an exciting era when Latin Alternative acts like Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Gustavo ...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 23
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It's a new music explosion! This week we highlight recent releases from Alex Cuba, Usted Señalemelo, YADAM, Francisca Valenzuela & Ximena Sariñana,...

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


  • Added: Oct 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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It's a recap of the 24th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), the biggest event in the world for Latin indie music! Highlights includ...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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It's our 'Best of the Decade (So Far)' episode! We spotlight our fave tracks of the 2020's to date, including songs from Cimafunk, Trueno, Marilina...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2023
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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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 ...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 21