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.


65 Pieces

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New Music 6.

Bought by KSKQ, KMXT, KZYX, WOUB, and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
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This week is our inaugural spotlight on Peru's vibrant alternative music contributions, both past and present. From the '60s boogaloo of Alfredo L...

Bought by KGLT, KAWC, KPVL, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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It's time for our annual Latin Electronica special episode. This week, Josh & Ernesto bring us their favorite electronic Latin beats from Argentina...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week we spotlight our favorite new Latin Alternative releases, including tunes from the latest albums by Zoé, Pacifika, Cineplexx, Sante Les A...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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Episode #2 of our two part 'Favorite Latin-Alt Songs Ever' series focuses on our co-hosts' favorite tracks in the history of the genre. Featured a...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Episode number one of our two part 'Favorite Latin-Alt Songs Ever' series focuses on our co-hosts' favorite tracks in the history of the genre. Fe...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week is a 'New Música' episode dedicated to our favorite new Latin Alternative tunes, including brand new songs from Sante Les Amis, Los Rakas...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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Our inaugural spotlight on Venezuela showcases the rich musical traditions - and Latin Alternative scene - of the country, from its tropical roots ...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Our inaugural spotlight on Puerto Rico celebrates the modern and classic, with the island's latest rock and hip-hop, plus tropical classics that pa...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Ana Tijoux, the Chilean hip-hop queen and darling of NPR, joins us for a special 'takeover' edition of The Latin Alternative. From her Breaking Bad...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week it's a special New Música episode of 'The Latin Alternative.' We spotlight brand new tracks from Calle 13, Ana Tijoux, Polock, Ozomatli,...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we bring you our inaugural survey of Colombia's Latin Alternative scene, both past and present. From the electro-cumbia grooves of Bomba...

Bought by KPVL, WLPR, KFOK-LP, KGLT, KAWC and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we spotlight the best new Latin Alternative tunes, including new music from Ozomatli, Ana Tijoux, Los Lonely Boys, Bossacucanova and more.

Bought by KFOK-LP, WLPR, KPVL, WSLR, KGLT and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we are joined by Enrique Bunbury, the iconic Spanish rocker who co-founded Heroes del Silencio and went on to an even more accomplished s...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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It's our first 'New Música' episode of 2014! We spotlight our favorite new Latin-Alt songs from artists like Ana Tijoux, Fidel Nadal, Enrique Bunb...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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It's the Los Lobos "takeover" episode of The Latin Alternative! Celebrating 40 years of history together as a band, Louis Perez and Steve Berlin o...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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It's a tiny country with a surprisingly large Latin Alternative scene: Uruguay receives a visit from our co-host Josh Norek, who brings back inter...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 13
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Argentina is a hotbed of indie rock, and we traveled to Buenos Aires to bring you interviews and new music from the country's leading lights, inclu...

Bought by KGLT, KPVL, WOUB, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KAWC and more


  • Added: Feb 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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Diego Garcia take over episode.

Bought by KPVL, KMXT, KGLT, WOUB, KUMD and more


  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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'Tis the season! It's the annual holiday episode of 'The Latin Alternative'! We'll be spotlighting both the naughty (Molotov, Ataque 77), nice (Wi...

Bought by WSLR, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KPVL, WOUB, KCSN and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16