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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.


168 Pieces

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This year we take a 50 year trip in the musical time machine back to 1967, when Rock en Español was in its infancy, boogaloo was finding its place ...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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This week is a 'new música' episode of The Latin Alternative. We spotlight several veteran artists making welcome returns (Kinky, Brownout, No Te V...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week we recap the 18th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), including special interviews with soulful Miami indie band Elastic Bo...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week is the 'Puro Rock' episode, dedicated to our favorite harder-edged Latin Alternative artists. Featured acts include Gustavo Cerati, Jumbo...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a new música episode focused on the latest releases from Brownout, Polock, Bang Data, El Mato a Un Policia Motorizado and several more...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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It's a special Los Amigos Invisibles 'takeover' episode, as the Grammy-winning Venezuelan funk band joins us to spotlight their new album "El Parad...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week is a new música episode focused on new releases from Gaby Moreno, Natalia Lafourcade, No Te Va Gustar, Los Amigos Invisibles, Ozomatli an...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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We're joined by Chicano Batman, the buzz-heavy and soulful Latin rockers from LA, for a special interview highlighting their recently-released albu...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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This week we are joined by singer-songwriter Alex Cuba for a special takeover episode. The acclaimed singer and guitarist has also made history as ...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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It's a special Duets episode with some of our favorite collaborations: Beck & Seu Jorge, Vicentico & Willie Nelson, Ana Tijoux & Jorge Drexler and ...

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  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we spotlight several veteran Latin-Alt artists with much-anticipated new releases including Ozomatli, Los Amigos Invisibles, Alex Cuba, C...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we're joined by Latin rock royalty for a special Uruguay-related takeover episode with artist/producer Juan Campodonico (member of Bajofo...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Colombia continues to produce some of the most exciting Latin Alternative acts in the world. This week we spotlight leading acts like Bomba Estereo...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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Mexico is a powerhouse of Latin Alternative music, and we spotlighted some of the country's leading artists. Featured acts include Cafe Tacvba, Nat...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we spotlight Puerto Rico and its rich musical heritage. From the garage rock of AJ Davila and thrash metal of Puya to the modern salsa of...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is a 'New Música' episode featuring the welcome return of many veteran artists including Kinky, Quetzal and Natalia Lafourcade, as well a...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a special 'Singer-Songwriter' episode. Featured artists include Natalia Lafourcade, Alejandro Escovedo, Carla Morrison, Manu Chao and ...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a 'New Música' episode filled with many recently released gems. Highlights include the hard Latin funk of LA's Jungle Fire, a brand ne...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is the 'Dance the Night Away' episode. Yes, a full hour of music to set your dance floor en fuego! Featuring electro-tango from Tanghett...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a New Música episode. Featured artists with brand new tunes include Manu Chao, Natalia Lafourcade, Jungle Fire, Liber Teran and Cafe T...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14