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.


147 Pieces

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We explore Latin Jazz, past and present (including jazzy hip-hop). Featured artists include Cubanismo, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie and Willie Bobo...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 24
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include new tunes from Argentine rock icon Fito Paez, Run The Jewels remixed by Mexican Institut...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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When people think "prog rock", they think of artists like Yes and Genesis. But did you know that the genre also thrived (and continues to do so) ac...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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This week is all about the new música! Ituana surprises us with a bossa nova cover of '80s classic "Talking In Your Sleep", while rising Argentine...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week we take the musical time machine fifty years back to 1971, an incredible year for Salsa, Latin Soul, Chicano Rock and Psychedelia. Featu...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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New year, new música! This week we spotlight our favorite new releases from Latina R&B star Kali Uchis, Colombian rockers Diamante Electrico, Chil...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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It's our BEST OF 2020 episode! In an otherwise terrible year, the quantity of stellar new Latin releases continues to dazzle us. Highlights include...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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In an otherwise terrible year, Latin music shines brightly in 2020! This week we spotlight new releases from Akwid & Santi Mostaffa, Cimafunk, Mar...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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We go back to the 1960's, highlighting the best music from the decade! Highlights include Santana's groundbreaking Latin rock, boogaloo from Ray B...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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It's a New Music episode! This week we highlight releases from Venezuelan rockers La Vida Boheme, acclaimed singer-songwriter Carla Morrison, Jumb...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 24
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This week is all about Latin Hip-Hop! Not the usual mainstream artists, but the ones taking the genre to new creative heights including La Dame Bla...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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It's a New Music episode! We have a bumper crop of amazing new Latin Alt songs from artists including Mexican Institute of Sound, Los Mocosos, La D...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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It's a special THE MAVERICKS takeover episode! The critically acclaimed roots rock / country band The Mavericks recently released 'En Español,' a S...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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This week is all about the new música! Highlights include new releases from Bebel Gilberto, Marissa Mur, Chika Di, Los Mocosos and Orquesta Failde,...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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We're joined by Grammy-winning Mexican rock band Zoé, who take us through the band's musical history and highlight their new 7th album. We also spo...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is dedicated entirely to Fania Records, the legendary salsa and boogaloo label that launched the careers of Fania All-Stars, Eddie Palmie...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week is dedicated to New Music. Highlights include Mexican Institute of Sound ft. Gaby Moreno, Kevin Johansen, La Dame Blanche, Orquesta Faild...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 24
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Turbulent times call for protest music! This week we spotlight songs that speak out against inequality, corruption, poverty and racism. Featured a...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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The onslaught of great new music in 2020 continues! This week we spotlight new releases from LA singer-songwriter Nancy Sanchez, Venezuelan rockers...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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This week is all about Afro-Latin artists. From tropical music to hip-hop to singer-songwriters, Afro-Latin artists have made invaluable contributi...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22