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.


58 Pieces

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 15
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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
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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...

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

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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We spotlight our favorite new Latin-Alt tunes, including brand new recordings from Los Lobos, Elvis Costello (singing en Español!), Los Macuanos, B...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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In the 'Latin Grammy's 2013' episode, our co-hosts Josh and Ernesto spotlight some of their favorite current Latin Grammy nominees, including Ana T...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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In the 'Genres' episode, we survey some of our favorite Latin-Alt sub genres and spin blocks of Latin Reggae, Peruvian Chicha, Afro-Carribean roots...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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In our inaugural 'Bilingual Songs' episode, we spotlight songs from the 1960's to today that incorporate both English and Spanish (and sometimes Sp...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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In the 'Musical Snobbery' episode, our co-hosts Josh & Ernesto make amends for their past musical sins and play tracks from artists whose catalog t...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we spotlight some of our favorite new Latin Alt tunes, including brand new music from Diego Garcia, Natalia Clavier (of Thievery Corporat...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week we visit some of our favorite cities in the world, as well as the the artists who call those destinations home. Stops on our alt-Latin mu...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17