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.


70 Pieces

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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: 6
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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: 14
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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
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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
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  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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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.

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  • 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