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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.


122 Pieces

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This week is a 'new música' episode focused on our favorite recent releases. Highlights include Nortec Collective's new song created for Cirque du ...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week we take the musical time machine back 20 years to 1996, an epic year for Latin Alternative music. Featured artists include Jaguares, Cafe...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week we take a musical time machine back to 1986 to revisit the sounds of alternative Latin music three decades ago. Featured artists include ...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is a new música episode focused on our favorite new and recent releases. Highlights include the welcome return of Brazilian alt-diva Céu,...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is a spotlight on our favorite new música. Highlights include Mexrrissey's reworking of Morrissey's 'Suedehead' as "Estuvo Bien," a welco...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Happy 200th anniversary to us! Yes, this week is the 200th episode of 'The Latin Alternative.' To celebrate the occasion, our co-hosts Josh Norek...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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'The Latin Alternative' goes to Hollywood! This week we spotlight Latin songs that have been featured prominently in film and television. Highligh...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Has it really been 40 years? Today we revisit the roots of Latin Alternative music circa 1976. We'll explore the mutant samba disco of Two Man So...

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  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is a special 'new música' episode of The Latin Alternative. Highlights include a new single from Chilean electro-pop artist Alex Anwandte...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week we're joined by the Grammy-winning Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma for a special one hour takeover episode to celebrate their latest ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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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: 16
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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: 16
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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