Throughout the course of February, Canadian channels across SiriusXM are celebrating Black History Month with a variety of special programming. Here’s a rundown of what you can hear and when
Vocalist and guitarist Densil McFarlane of Canadian punk band The OBGMs (Ooohh Baby Gimme Mores) will takeover The Verge (SiriusXM 173) with a 100% black playlist to celebrate Black History Month. Densil will introduce Verge listeners to his favourite emerging black artists and walk us through some of the band’s latest record The Ends.
Friday, February 12th at 6 ET
Sunday, February 14th at 11 ET
Wednesday, February 17th at 8 ET
Singer-songwriter Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada of American psych-soul band The Black Pumas will take over North Americana (SiriusXM 359) to share how the music of ‘the greats’ like Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, and Marvin Gaye have inspired their music. They are nominated for Best American Roots Performance with their song Colors, Record of the Year for Colors, and Album of the Year for the deluxe edition of their self-titled album Black Pumas.
Friday, February 19th at 6 ET
Sunday, February 21st 11 at ET
Wednesday, February 24th at 8 ET
Canadian rapper and producer Kardinal Offishall will take over SiriusXM’s new pop channel Poplandia (SiriusXM 754) for an hour with a playlist 100% dedicated to putting the spotlight on black Canadian pop and hip-hop artists. He’ll also tell the stories behind some of his fan favourites.
Friday, February 26th 6 ET
Sunday, February 28th 11 ET
Wednesday, March 3rd 8 ET
Multiple CCMA Award nominee JoJo Mason will take over CBC Country (SiriusXM 171) with a hand-picked playlist of his favourite country artists. In honour of Black History Month, he’ll discuss how Charlie Pride, Darius Rucker and Kane Brown have paved the way for Black country artists, his experience with mental health as a Black artist in Canada, and his mentorship from two-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year Dallas Smith.
Friday, February 26th at 6 ET
Sunday, February 28th at 11 ET
Wednesday, March 3rd at 8 ET
On this weekly French indie-alternative show, artists break down their musical influences. Canadian-Haitian rapper Dramatik of Montreal talks about how Drake, Maestro Fesh Wes, Les Sages Poètes de la rue, Claude Dubois and Rascalz have inspired his music on SiriusXM 174.
Wednesday, February 10th at 6 pm ET
Thursday, February 11th at 6 am ET
Saturday, February 13th at 11 am ET
Sunday, February 14th at 5 pm ET
Monday, February 15th at 9 am ET
Tuesday, February 16th at 12 pm ET