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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.


149 Pieces

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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...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KMRE-LP, KUMD, KAWC, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 12
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This week is our annual spotlight on Argentina, the Latin Rock/Alternative powerhouse of a nation. Featured artists include iconic acts like Los Fa...

Bought by WXXI, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, North Country Public Radio, KERA, KAWC and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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2017 is off to a bountiful crop of stellar new Latin Alternative releases. This week we debut the first new recording from Manu Chao in ten years, ...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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'The Best of Times' episode is the musical yin to our recent 'The Worst of Times' musical yang. This week we spotlight songs of irresistible bliss ...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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2017 is off to a bright musical start with loads of great new releases. This week we highlight brand new songs from Cafe Tacvba, Liber Teran (forme...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a New Música episode dedicated to a slew of high profile recent releases. Highlights include the retro soul of Chicano Batman (a favor...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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New for 2017! Thirty-second Latin Alternative promos. Tag-less for station customization. Contact the show's producer, Dave Delaney at ddela...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Dark times often make for powerful music. This week we spotlight songs of loss and decay (much of it set to an uptempo beat). Featured artists incl...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week is a spotlight on our favorite new música. Highlights include the welcome return of Mexican electro-rockers Kinky with the new single "Ma...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week is all about the blues. The influence of blues on Latin Rock, that is. Featured artists include Santana, Los Lobos, Andres Calamaro, Los ...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week is a spotlight on our favorite new música. Highlights include the welcome return of several prominent Latin-Alt artists, among them: Gram...

Bought by KGLT, KCSN, WSLR, WLPR, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is all about Alternative Tropical sounds. From post-modern boogaloo to Afro-Caribbean hip-hop, we'll spotlight leading Alt-Tropical artis...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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It's all about the new música, as we spotlight brand new and previously-unreleased tunes from Cafe Tacvba, Los Amigos Invisibles, Helado Negro, Wil...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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This week is all about the music of Cuba: hip-hop, salsa, rock and everything in between. Featured artists include Los Van Van, Orishas, Danay Suar...

Bought by KERA, KSKQ, KHSU, KMRE-LP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we dive into the wildly diverse musical sounds of Panama, a pint-sized powerhouse of Latin funk, tropical, rock and reggae music. Feature...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a 'new música' episode focused on recent releases. Highlights include Bang Data's urban bilingual remake of CCR's "Fortunate Son", Los...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week's episode is all about the 'Rarities' - the unreleased gems and tasty B-sides that deserved wider exposure. Featured artists include Juli...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week is a 'new música' episode featuring blocks of tracks from three high profile artists with new albums: Argentine rock icons Los Fabulosos ...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week we take note of Anglo artists who incorporated Latin influences (David Byrne, The Clash, Beck, Queen, Joe Jackson) as well as Latin artis...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is all about the new música. Highlights include Skampida's brilliant Latin ska take on Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun," a modern boogaloo ...

Bought by KGLT, KSKQ, WLPR, GCR (Global Community Radio), KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16