The Latin Alternative

Series produced by WMHT

Series image

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.


191 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
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...

Bought by WKAR, WETS, KWMR, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
Piece image
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 ...

Bought by WETS, KKRN, WSLR, KGLT, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
Piece image
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...

Bought by WETS, WMFE, KKRN, WSLR, KGLT and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
This week we travel forty years back in time to 1979. Highlights include a mellow surprise from Santana, pioneering hip-hop from Joe Bataan and mor...

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


  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
Piece image
So much great new music, so little time! This week we highlight a Texas Latin funk explosion, plus new releases from Mon Laferte, Andres Calamaro, ...

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


  • Added: Jan 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
Piece image
It was 30 years ago today....this week we travel back to 1969, a milestone year that gave rise to the debut from Santana, as well as seminal releas...

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


  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
Piece image
This week is all about the new música. Highlights include spotlights on urban flamenco sensation Rosalía and the Texas Latin soul of Adrian Quesada...

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


  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
Piece image
This week is a special "Salsoul" episode, exploring the intersection of Salsa music with vintage Soul and R&B. Featured artists include Eddie Palmi...

Bought by KMUN, KQAL, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Prairie Public, KRZA and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
Piece image
This week is a New Music episode. Highlights include the buzz-heavy urban flamenco artist Rosalía, Latin soul super group Hip Spanic Allstars, and ...

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


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
Piece image
It's an action-packed New Music episode as we celebrate brand new música from Draco Rosa, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra w/iLe, Gal Costa, Santi Most...

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19