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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.


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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: 4
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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: 15
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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: 14
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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
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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: 15
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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
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Today we're gonna party like it's 1999.... Yes, 'The Latin Alternative' revisits 1999, a seminal musical year for the development and artistic brea...

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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It's another 'new música' episode of The Latin Alternative, as Josh and Ernesto spotlight their favorite new releases from artists like The Maveric...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week we delve into the wonderful head-trip of Latin Psychedelia, featuring our favorite psychedelic-tinged tracks of all time. Featured artis...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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With the recent passing of Latin rock icon Gustavo Cerati after a tragic five year coma, we pay homage to Cerati's influential career in a special ...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This episode focuses on our favorite new Latin Alternative tunes, including brand new tracks from Nortec Collective, The Mavericks, Manu Chao and l...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week we take it back to the old country with a spotlight on Spain's contributions to the Latin Alternative movement. From pioneering Spanish r...

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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Mexico is a powerhouse of Latin-Alt music, and this week we turn a spotlight to the country's rich rock and electronic scenes and history. Feature...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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It's another 'New Música' episode featuring our favorite new tunes in the genre. This week we feature brand new music from Jungle Fire, Quantic, Ba...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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We returned from the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) with a special interview with Babasonicos, the pioneering Argentine indie rockers wh...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fania Records, the iconic label that single-handedly changed the history of Afro-Caribbean musi...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16

  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15