Explore Black culture’s influence on music during the ‘All Music Is Black Music’ podcast

During the podcast, Selema Masekela will explore how the music landscape has been impacted and transformed by African American culture.

Jackie Kolgraf
June 1, 2021

SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher present a new original podcast, All Music Is Black Music. The podcast, hosted by Selema Masekela with narration by Dr. Dwandalyn Reece of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, explores how African American music and culture have shaped the wider contemporary music landscape.

The first episode of All Music Is Black Music is available now on the SiriusXM app, Pandora, and Stitcher.

Each episode takes listeners on a journey beginning with an artifact from the NMAAHC’s collection. Through interviews with artists, authors, and scholars, listeners will discover the stories of Black musicians and cultural creators who have shaped today’s trends, styles, and genres. The first episode explores the influence of girl groups in pop music featuring a conversation with Kelly Rowland. New episodes will be available bi-weekly featuring interviews from artists including Ne-Yo, St. Vincent, Regina Spektor, and more.

The podcast will also air as a weekly program on VOLUME (Ch. 106) beginning June 15 at 1pm ET.

In honor of Black Music Month and the vast contributions of Black artists to music, culture, and beyond, SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher are also launching The 2PAC ChannelThe Prince Channel; Black Music Forever Radio, an extension of Pandora’s popular Black Music Forever Station; and much more throughout June. See full Black Music Month programming HERE.

From now through June 8, non-subscribers can get most of the above-mentioned SiriusXM channels, as part of the SiriusXM Listen Free Event. During this event, SiriusXM will feature a sampling of over 100 SiriusXM channels including ad-free music of every kind, plus sports, talk, news, and entertainment available to non-subscribers on inactive SiriusXM radios in their car and on the SiriusXM app, with no credit card required. The 2PAC Channel, The Prince Channel, and Black Music Forever Radio will be available to these listeners only on the SiriusXM app. Go to siriusxm.com/ListenFreeEvent to learn more.