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SiriusXM announced yesterday its exclusive programming celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month beginning Saturday, September 13.

The month-long programming will air across multiple SiriusXM channels and feature specials, interviews and performances by some of today’s most emblematic Latin artists.

Seven-time Latin GRAMMY® Award winning singer, songwriter and actor Carlos Vives will sit down in front of a live studio audience for “SiriusXM ICONOS with Carlos Vives,” featuring an exclusive Q&A session. Vives, who is set to receive the Hispanic Heritage Foundation “Legend” Award this month for his musical body of work, will discuss his early days as rocker, soap opera actor, musical influences, and his work on behalf of the marginalized populations of Colombia.  He will also discuss his most recent album, Mas + Corazon Profundo, and how his revisiting of vallenato music catapulted him to international fame.

“SiriusXM ICONOS with Carlos Vives” will air on September 29 on SiriusXM Caliente channel 150 at 5:00 pm ET.

SiriusXM will feature multiple GRAMMY® and Latin Grammy® Award-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Chucho Valdés in the opening concert of the Jazz at Lincoln Center 2014-2015 season with SiriusXM’s exclusive weekly show “Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center.” The world premiere will also feature percussionist and vocalist Pedrito Martinez, JALC’s Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.  In addition, singer, songwriter and social activist Lila Downs will perform songs from her repertoire which fuses traditional Mexican sounds with elements of jazz, blues, soul, African root, and Klezmer.  Airs Saturday, September 20 and Saturday, October 11 at on SiriusXM Real Jazz channel 67 at 8:00 pm ET.

“We are proud to announce SiriusXM’s expansive programming celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month offering listeners a great variety of genre-spanning Latin music for all tastes,” said Trinity Colón, VP of Latin Music Programming, SiriusXM.  “Listeners nationwide will have some of the best music to sample – from Latin jazz to reggaeton and ballads – all here on SiriusXM.”


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