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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This week we spotlight our favorite Brazilian songs of all time, including bossa nova, rock, hip-hop and funk. Featured artists include Lenine, Beb...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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So much great new music, so little time! This week we spotlight our favorite new releases, including the trippy tropical sounds of Mr. Tropical, a ...

Bought by WETS, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KERA, KGLT, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is all about the best new Brazilian music, from contemporary bossa nova and modern rock, to soul and hip-hop. Featured artists include Ma...

Bought by WETS, KSKQ, KGLT, WSLR, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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15-second and 20-second generic promos with music tails allowing station tagging.

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WMFE, WLPR , and KRSC


  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: :35
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Thirty-second promo to augment the Carlos Santana takeover episode (LatinAlt1920). This promo features a :07 music bed at the end for station tag.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KERA, WLPR , KQAL, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: :30
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include recent releases from Santana, Ozomatli, Lila Downs, Alex Cuba and Making Movies.

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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In celebration of the new Santana album 'Africa Speaks,' we are joined by the legendary Carlos Santana for a special one hour takeover episode. San...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 25
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It was 10 years ago today....this week we take the Latin-Alt time machine back to 2009, a banner year for the genre. Highlights include the Latin e...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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So much great new music, so little time! This week we spotlight brand new releases including a welcome comeback from Santana, plus Mexican alt-pop ...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week our co-host Josh Norek visits Uruguay, the pint-sized powerhouse nation with vital indie rock and hip-hop scenes. Joining us for intervie...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is a special takeover episode and live performance set with Juan Campodonico, the pioneering electro-tango artist and founding member of ...

Bought by WETS, KERA, KGLT, GCR (Global Community Radio), KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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Today we're gonna party like it's 1999! We travel 20 years back in the Latin-Alt time machine to a seminal year for the genre. Highlights include ...

Bought by WETS, KGLT, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KWMR, KSKQ and more


  • Added: Apr 08, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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This week is a New Music episode chock full of great new Latin Alt tunes. Highlights include the welcome return of Uruguayan rockers No Te Va Gust...

Bought by WLPR , GCR (Global Community Radio), WXXI Rochester, KGLT, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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This episode is all about the HITS, those Latin Alternative songs that transcended borders and become global smashes. Highlights include chart-topp...

Bought by KRZA, KSJD, KGLT, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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The bumper crop of incredible new music continues well into 2019! This week's highlights include new music from Santana vocalist Andy Vargas, plus...

Bought by KRZA, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, GCR (Global Community Radio), KWMR and more


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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This week we travel 30 years back in the musical time machine to 1989, a year that saw Latin Alternative music begin to find its own voice and uniq...

Bought by KRZA, WMFE, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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2019 is proving to be a bumper crop of incredible new music. This week we spotlight the latest releases from Ozomatli, Making Movies & Ruben Blades...

Bought by KRZA, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, GCR (Global Community Radio), KWMR and more


  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 20
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In celebration of our 300th episode, co-hosts Josh Norek and Ernesto Lechner open up about the songs that influenced them and shaped their love of ...

Bought by KSKQ, KRZA, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KSKQ and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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Sometimes it's all about the concert experience! Our inaugural Live Music episode highlights live recordings from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Fania A...

Bought by KSKQ, KRZA, KSKQ, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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So much great new music, so little time! This week we spotlight brand new releases from Ozomatli, Eddie Palmieri, Los Cojolites, La Misa Negra and ...

Bought by KRZA, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KSKQ, KQAL and more


  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18