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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.


158 Pieces

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This week we spotlight several veteran Latin-Alt artists with much-anticipated new releases including Ozomatli, Los Amigos Invisibles, Alex Cuba, C...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week we're joined by Latin rock royalty for a special Uruguay-related takeover episode with artist/producer Juan Campodonico (member of Bajofo...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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Colombia continues to produce some of the most exciting Latin Alternative acts in the world. This week we spotlight leading acts like Bomba Estereo...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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Mexico is a powerhouse of Latin Alternative music, and we spotlighted some of the country's leading artists. Featured acts include Cafe Tacvba, Nat...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week we spotlight Puerto Rico and its rich musical heritage. From the garage rock of AJ Davila and thrash metal of Puya to the modern salsa of...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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This week is a 'New Música' episode featuring the welcome return of many veteran artists including Kinky, Quetzal and Natalia Lafourcade, as well a...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a special 'Singer-Songwriter' episode. Featured artists include Natalia Lafourcade, Alejandro Escovedo, Carla Morrison, Manu Chao and ...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a 'New Música' episode filled with many recently released gems. Highlights include the hard Latin funk of LA's Jungle Fire, a brand ne...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is the 'Dance the Night Away' episode. Yes, a full hour of music to set your dance floor en fuego! Featuring electro-tango from Tanghett...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a New Música episode. Featured artists with brand new tunes include Manu Chao, Natalia Lafourcade, Jungle Fire, Liber Teran and Cafe T...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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This week is our annual spotlight on Argentina, the Latin Rock/Alternative powerhouse of a nation. Featured artists include iconic acts like Los Fa...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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2017 is off to a bountiful crop of stellar new Latin Alternative releases. This week we debut the first new recording from Manu Chao in ten years, ...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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'The Best of Times' episode is the musical yin to our recent 'The Worst of Times' musical yang. This week we spotlight songs of irresistible bliss ...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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2017 is off to a bright musical start with loads of great new releases. This week we highlight brand new songs from Cafe Tacvba, Liber Teran (forme...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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This week is a New Música episode dedicated to a slew of high profile recent releases. Highlights include the retro soul of Chicano Batman (a favor...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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New for 2017! Thirty-second Latin Alternative promos. Tag-less for station customization. Contact the show's producer, Dave Delaney at ddela...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
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Dark times often make for powerful music. This week we spotlight songs of loss and decay (much of it set to an uptempo beat). Featured artists incl...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week is a spotlight on our favorite new música. Highlights include the welcome return of Mexican electro-rockers Kinky with the new single "Ma...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week is all about the blues. The influence of blues on Latin Rock, that is. Featured artists include Santana, Los Lobos, Andres Calamaro, Los ...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
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This week is a spotlight on our favorite new música. Highlights include the welcome return of several prominent Latin-Alt artists, among them: Gram...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16