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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