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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.


112 Pieces

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This week we spotlight our favorite new música, including the first single from Mexrrissey (the all-star Mexican ensemble that pays tribute to Morr...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we're joined for a special takeover episode by Camilo Lara, the multitasking visionary behind the electronic crews Mexican Institute of S...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week we are joined for a takeover episode by Bostich & Fussible of pioneering Mexican electronic crew Nortec Collective. In the wake of their...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week we welcome a legendary pioneer of Afro-Caribbean music, as visionary keyboardist and composer Eddie Palmieri takes over The Latin Alterna...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week is a 'new música' episode of The Latin Alternative. Among the highlights is an imaginative reworking of Kid Frost's pioneering Latin hip-...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week is a spotlight on our favorite new música. Highlights include The Chamanas' bilingual take on indie rockers Portugal The Man's "Purple Y...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week on 'The Latin Alternative', we visit the Supersonico music festival in LA. We're joined for interviews by two of the festivals' headliner...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week, 'The Latin Alternative' travels in a time machine back to the year 1975, a year marked with extensive musical innovation and creativity ...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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With an impressive 6 Latin Grammy nominations for her latest album 'Hasta La Raiz," Mexican alt-pop singer Natalia Lafourcade is one of the brighte...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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The 1980's. A decade of musical innovation (and occasional excess) that witnessed the birth of "Rock en Español" and the Latin Alternative movement...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week on 'The Latin Alternative' we spotlight our favorite new música. Highlights include a new single from Compass, the exciting collaboration...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week on 'The Latin Alternative' we delve into the rich musical history of Colombia, both past and present. From the old school tropical and bo...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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This week on 'The Latin Alternative' we focus on our favorite new música, including brand new tunes from Mexican alt-pop diva Julieta Venegas, a mu...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week is a special takeover episode guest-hosted by the Grammy-nominated Argentine-American artist Kevin Johansen. With an Alaskan father and a...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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This week is our inaugural spotlight on Singer-Songwriters in the Latin Alternative genre. From contemporary luminaries like Manu Chao and Julieta ...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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Join us this week for part two of a special Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) recap episode featuring interviews with multiplatinum Uruguay...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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Join us this week for part one of a special Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) recap episode featuring interviews with Mexico's alterna-pop ...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week on 'The Latin Alternative' we spotlight some of our favorite new Latin-Alt songs, including the much-awaited new single from Mexican chan...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week is the annual Latin Hip-Hop/Urban episode of 'The Latin Alternative.' No thuggery or boring beats here, we'll be spotlighting some of th...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week on 'The Latin Alternative' we bring you more great new music. Highlights include the much-anticipated return of Mexican pop-rock diva Jul...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18