February 6, 2023

SiriusXM and the Smithsonian’s Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition (NMAAHC) are teaming as much as honor Black Music Appreciation Month with a personal occasion happening on Thursday, June 30, together with the disclosing of the SiriusXM Neighborhood Document Retailer and a dwell recording of the award-winning podcast All Music is Black Music. The particular evening of programming is the most recent in SiriusXM’s ongoing collaboration with and help of the NMAAHC’s mission in documenting African American life, historical past and tradition.

“Since first becoming a member of forces one 12 months in the past with the launch of All Music is Black Music, SiriusXM and the Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition have continued to develop and develop our relationship. We’re thrilled to now come collectively to honor Black Music Appreciation Month and formally unveil the subsequent chapter of our collaboration with the SiriusXM Neighborhood Document Retailer,” stated Jennifer Witz, Chief Govt Officer of SiriusXM.

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“We commemorate Black Music Appreciation Month all throughout SiriusXM, in our hallways and on our airwaves, and we’re extremely excited to now group up with the NMAAHC to take the celebration to Washington, D.C.,” stated Nicole Hughey, SiriusXM’s Senior Vice President & Head of Variety, Fairness and Inclusion. “We firmly consider in NMAAHC’s mission and are delighted to proceed to search out new methods to work collectively to advertise and have fun African American historical past and tradition.”

The celebrations will kick off with the first-ever dwell viewers recording of All Music Is Black Music, the award-winning SiriusXM unique podcast. The Webby and Anthem Award-winning podcast, hosted by Selema Masekela, explores how African American music and tradition have formed the broader up to date music panorama as instructed to listeners by means of artifacts housed throughout the NMAAHC’s assortment. Friends showing on location within the museum’s auditorium in Washington, D.C for the particular episode are anticipated to incorporate Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, NMAAHC Affiliate Director for Curatorial Affairs; 2022 Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame inductees and GRAMMY® Award successful producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis; and a particular efficiency by singer and multi-instrumentalist Mobley, who composed the podcast’s theme music. This noteworthy version of All Music is Black Music, together with all earlier episodes of the podcast, shall be accessible for listeners solely on SiriusXM – together with the Quantity Channel 106, the SXM App, Pandora, and Stitcher – following the occasion.

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After the podcast recording, SiriusXM will formally unveil the newly branded SiriusXM Neighborhood Document Retailer, an interactive vacation spot housed throughout the NMAAHC’s everlasting “Musical Crossroads” exhibition that options file covers for particular person looking and a digital interactive station that hyperlinks songs and artists to varied genres, themes, areas, and time durations. The invitation-only reception on the NMAAHC, hosted by SiriusXM’s Joe Madison, will give members of the media, artists, historians, native authorities representatives and some fortunate sweepstakes winners an unique take a look at the collaboration between SiriusXM and the NMAAHC.

The SiriusXM Neighborhood Document Retailer unveiling follows the sooner announcement of the $2 million present to the NMAAHC by SiriusXM Cares, the corporate’s charitable arm. The donation is a part of the corporate’s contributions to organizations which promote and additional social equality, schooling, hiring, and fight racial injustice.

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