The Latin Alternative

The Latin Alternative

Published by: WEXT/Josh Norek
94 Episodes | First Released: Mar 5 '10
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Adeline Mambo Babalu
Jan 8
Rating:   10
Great episodes

Fantastic radio show! Global, diverse and insightful. Dr Ernesto you are the best!!

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patolucaz
Apr 7 '12
Rating:   10
Super Bueno

Todo el podcast es super bueno.Keep up the good work thx

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ezadiza
Nov 4 '11
Rating:   10
Increible!!!

Ahhhhh I LOVE this podcast. I just started listening to the show on the radio on Thursday nights in LA (on 88.5 between 9 and 10PM!). Me encantan todas las canciones que Ernesto Lechner y Josh Norek play, y ellos son super fun to listen to! They talk about the songs in English, most of the songs are sung in spanish, with some spanglish and a few english songs mixed in there. Whether you speak spanish or not, if you enjoy alternative music, definitely check this show out!! I was already a fan of latin-alternative music before i started listening to them, but I've learned about many new great artists through them! El podcast es arrechisimo!

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Roxana in Sacramento Calif
Apr 12 '10
Rating:   10
The música es excelente!

I am a bilingual 35-year-old living in Calif. Since my early teens, with a strong connection to my latin music. I truly enjoyed the two available podcast. However, I must confess, I was a bit disturbed with the co-host Lechner. It should not be a big deal for him to translate The couple of words he wouldn't. I would imagine that not everyone listening understands Spanish but has enough of an opened mind to have a dj translate a body part. Big deal! Otherwise, the music is excellent. Keep it up And bring us more podcasts please!

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rsrhodesjr
Mar 26 '10
Rating:   10
Excellent!

I am new to the Latin music scene but am still amazed by how good the array of music is on this podcast. Great both for broadening my knowledge of the language (also a new Spanish student) but each podcast is chock full of jams in it's own right. Keep up the good work guys and issue another podcast soon!!!

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Sir Snack-o-Lot
Mar 15 '10
Rating:   10
It's about time that public radio got with the program....

"The Latin Alternative" is the first syndicated public radio show to spotlight the broad range of Latin rock, funk, hip-hop and electronica that is frequently deemed 'Latin Alternative' music. The show's hosts Ernesto Lechner (author of the book "Rock en Espanol" and a frequent LA Times contributor) and Josh Norek (co-founder of the Latin Alternative Music Conference and frontman of Hip Hop Hoodíos) take an approach to the genre that is fun and informative without being overly academic. It's great to see the radio show finally available as a podcast in the iTunes store!

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aenidflick
Feb 7 '10
Rating:   10
the best (and only?) Latin Alternative music show on the radio

I've been a fan of "The Latin Alternative" for some time and frequently listened to the live-streamed edition from WEXT in Albany. It's great to see the show finally available as a podcast on iTunes. You really couldn't ask for better co-hosts and authorities on the Latin-alt genre than Ernesto Lechner and Josh Norek (Lechner wrote the book 'Rock en Espanol' while Norek co-founded the Latin Alternative Music Conference and fronts the band Hip Hop Hoodíos).

Probably my favorite aspect of the show is how well the program explains the significance of acts like Manu Chao, Julieta Venegas and Cafe Tacuba to an English-speaking audience. As a Latina whose first language is English, I find Latin rock, funk and electronic music genuinely innovative; "The Latin Alternative" gives the music proper context to a wider audience that may not understand Spanish. If you're someone looking for musical kicks and adventures, I assure you that you'll dig this show.

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