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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.


137 Pieces

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It's all about the new música, as we spotlight brand new and previously-unreleased tunes from Cafe Tacvba, Los Amigos Invisibles, Helado Negro, Wil...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 11
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This week is all about the music of Cuba: hip-hop, salsa, rock and everything in between. Featured artists include Los Van Van, Orishas, Danay Suar...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week we dive into the wildly diverse musical sounds of Panama, a pint-sized powerhouse of Latin funk, tropical, rock and reggae music. Feature...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a 'new música' episode focused on recent releases. Highlights include Bang Data's urban bilingual remake of CCR's "Fortunate Son", Los...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week's episode is all about the 'Rarities' - the unreleased gems and tasty B-sides that deserved wider exposure. Featured artists include Juli...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week is a 'new música' episode featuring blocks of tracks from three high profile artists with new albums: Argentine rock icons Los Fabulosos ...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week we take note of Anglo artists who incorporated Latin influences (David Byrne, The Clash, Beck, Queen, Joe Jackson) as well as Latin artis...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is all about the new música. Highlights include Skampida's brilliant Latin ska take on Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun," a modern boogaloo ...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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Just in time for the Summer Olympics, it's our annual Brazil episode. We'll be spotlighting Brazilian funk, bossa nova, rock, hip-hop and everythin...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a 'new música' episode of The Latin Alternative. Highlights include new music from Puerto Rican chanteuse iLe, Los Lonely Boys' take o...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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Giving new meaning to "Southern Rock," the just-released 'Quiero Creedence' album is a Latin rock homage to Creedence Clearwater Revival, a group t...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is dedicated to our favorite new Latin Alternative música, including a spotlight on Puerto Rican diva iLe (the singer/dancer from Calle 1...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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Tune in to our special 'Creative Peaks' episode, in which we highlight the best works in the career of many Latin Alternative luminaries, including...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a 'new música' episode focused on our favorite new Latin Alternative releases. Highlights include Nortec Collective's new single creat...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is our Latin homage to The Fab Four. Yes, a full hour of Beatles covers and Beatles-inspired originals from Latin music legends like Cafe...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is a 'new música' episode focused on our favorite recent releases. Highlights include Nortec Collective's new song created for Cirque du ...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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This week we take the musical time machine back 20 years to 1996, an epic year for Latin Alternative music. Featured artists include Jaguares, Cafe...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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This week we take a musical time machine back to 1986 to revisit the sounds of alternative Latin music three decades ago. Featured artists include ...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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This week is a new música episode focused on our favorite new and recent releases. Highlights include the welcome return of Brazilian alt-diva Céu,...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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This week is a spotlight on our favorite new música. Highlights include Mexrrissey's reworking of Morrissey's 'Suedehead' as "Estuvo Bien," a welco...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19