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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2020 is off to an incredible start for new music! This week we highlight new releases from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs frontman Vicentico and Argentine...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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This week we take the time machine thirty years back to 1990. The year was marked by the 'Rock en Español' of Caifanes and Soda Stereo, Latin ska a...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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2020 is shaping up to be an incredible year for new music. This week we highlight recent releases from former Los Amigos Invisibles guitarist Cheo,...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week we travel forty years back in the Latin Alt time machine to 1980. We spotlight classic salsa, chicano rock and disco-infused Latin funk t...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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This week we're joined by Mexican indie rock band Jumbo, who 20 years into their career are celebrating a recent Latin Grammy nomination. We also s...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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This week we take the time machine fifty years back to 1970, an incredible year for Latin music that saw tremendous growth for Chicano Rock and Sal...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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2020 is off to a bright start, as evidenced in our latest New Music episode. We highlight Argentine indie rocker Marilina Bertoldi's award-winning ...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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It's our 'Best of the Decade' episode, spotlighting the very best songs released between 2010 and 2019! Featured artists include Ana Tijoux, Brown...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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This week we're joined by the legendary singer/songwriter Andres Calamaro, considered by many to be the Latin music answer to Bob Dylan. Calamaro s...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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Argentina remains a powerhouse for Latin Alt music. This week we highlight songs from iconic artists like Soda Stereo & Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, pl...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 24
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include the Cuban funk of Cimafunk, Suenatron's collab with Jonaz from Plastilina Mosh, plus ne...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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So much great new music, so little time! This week we highlight new releases from Bajofondo, Jenny and The Mexicats, Systema Solar, Los Wemblers an...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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This week is our 'Songs About Places' episode. We highlight songs about cities and places from Kevin Johansen, Los Van Van, Aterciopelados, Choc Qu...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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This week we are joined by Latin Grammy winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba, who shares his latest album "Sublime" with us. We also highlight new m...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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It's a New Music episode! This week is full of exciting new releases from Latin Grammy-winning artists like Alex Cuba, Kevin Johansen and Diamante ...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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Latin Hip-Hop is often much more dynamic and musically adventurous than its U.S. counterpart. This week we spotlight the artists pushing the bounda...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is all about the new music! Highlights include the return of Grammy-winning artists Mala Rodriguez, Alex Cuba and Kevin Johansen, as wel...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week we celebrate the 20th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) with interviews and music from Colombian rockers Diamante Eléctric...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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Mexico is a powerhouse of Latin-Alt music, and this week's music more than proves it. Featured artists include Ximena Sariñana, Cafe Tacvba, C-Kan...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include releases from Mala Rodriguez, iLe, Suenatron (led by the sons of Los Tigres del Norte's ...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20