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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.


95 Pieces

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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: 17
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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: 16
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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: 17
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This week we pay tribute to the infectious boogaloo, a late-'60s genre that blossomed in New York fusing R&B and Latin soul with Afro-Caribbean dan...

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  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week we focus on some of our favorite new music, including Los Crema Paraiso's incredible cover of Tears For Fears "Everyone Wants to Rule the...

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  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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We're back with another 'new música' episode of The Latin Alternative. Highlights include the Latin hip-hop throwback sounds of Santi Mostaffa, the...

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  • Added: May 11, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week on The Latin Alternative we spotlight the "Ladies of Latin-Alt", the many female artists who opened doors and continue to push the musica...

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  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we spotlight some of our favorite new Latin music. Highlights include the tropical hip-hop of Colombian crew Systema Solar, an 'MTV Unplu...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Everyone has their own guilty musical pleasures, our co-hosts Josh and Ernesto included. This week we focus on those Latin Alternative songs that m...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is our inaugural all-Brazil episode of 'The Latin Alternative.' We spotlight Brazil's modern rock, hip-hop and electronic sounds, as wel...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we're joined by Mextronic rockers Kinky for a special takeover episode of 'The Latin Alternative.' Kinky take us through their fifteen p...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Join us for our inaugural 'Alt-Tropical' episode of The Latin Alternative. We explore the alternative side of tropical music, including the trailbl...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Join us this week for a special 'new música' episode spotlighting our favorite new Latin Alternative songs. Highlights include selections from Mex...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week we have a special 'takeover' episode guest-hosted by Mariachi El Bronx frontman Matt Caughthran. Signed by Dave Matthews to the ATO label...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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Generic thirty-second promos for The Latin Alternative with a music tail at the end, enabling stations to add their own tag. Or contact the show's ...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: :58
  • Purchases: 6
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In recent years, Chile has become a powerhouse of Latin alternative rock, hip-hop and electronica. In this episode, we explore some of the country'...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week our co-host Josh Norek returns to his beloved Argentina for a special episode dedicated to some of the country's most important rock acts...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we are extremely honored to be joined by Saul Hernandez, the frontman of Mexican rock icons Jaguares and Caifanes. Saul Hernandez joins u...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Uruguay is a country of just 3 million people, but seemingly has one million artists. Our co-host Josh Norek recently visited Uruguay to spotlight ...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This episode focuses on our favorite new Latin Alternative tunes, including brand new tracks from Mariachi El Bronx, Captain Planet, No Te Va Gusta...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17