SiriusXM to Broadcast Exclusive ICONOS Event with Latin Urban Pioneer Tego Calderon
With the launch of his latest album, Tego Calderon sits down for a candid conversation about his life in music
The exclusive interview will air on SiriusXM Caliente and Flow Nacion channels
NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — SiriusXM announced today that legendary Latin rapper singer-songwriter and actor Tego Calderon will sit down in front of a live studio audience of SiriusXM listeners on Thursday, February 12 for its series “SiriusXM ICONOS,” intimate gatherings with iconic Latin musicians, entertainers and ambassadors of Latino culture.
“SiriusXM ICONOS with Tego Calderon” will feature the Latin Hip Hop pioneer discussing everything from his early and current musical influences, his life in music, thoughts on the genre, and his first album in eight years, El Que Sabe, Sabe. Known for lyrics with a heavy focus on the reality of urban life, his style of Latin urban has catapulted and maintained him at the top of the genre drawing influences from other genres including salsa, dancehall, and hip-hop.
“SiriusXM ICONOS with Tego Calderon,” which will take place Thursday, February 12, will air simultaneously on Friday, February 27 at 4:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Caliente channel 150 and SiriusXM Flow Nacion channel 506.
“Tego Calderon’s in a true pioneer of Latin Hip Hop and we are excited to welcome him to our SiriusXM studios once again,” said Trinity Colon, Vice President of Music Programming, SiriusXM. “Our ‘ICONOS’ event will be a great opportunity for the lucky fans and subscribers to hear from him firsthand about his music and the direction of the genre.”
After the broadcast, “SiriusXM ICONOS with Tego Calderon” will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening on smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com.
Born in Puerto Rico, Tego Calderon grew up in a household that exposed him to different types of music including salsa, Latin pop, and jazz setting him on a path to creating a style all his own. In 2002, Calderon launched El Abayarde, his debut and first full-length album becoming an instant success selling over 50,000 copies during its first month. In 2004 he released El Enemy de los Guasíbiri in 2004 and his unique voice was featured in remixes of Usher’s “Yeah,” Fat Joe’s “Lean Back,” and N.O.R.E.’s “Oye Mi Canto.” Looking to expand beyond reggaeton, Calderon declared the release of his album The Underdog/El Subestimado “a musical journey through the Afro-Caribbean culture.” His latest album, El Que Sabe, Sabe was released February 3.
The SiriusXM Latino channel lineup features ten exclusive commercial-free music channels covering a wide variety of music genres, including Caliente (tropical, channel 150), Rumbon (classic salsa, channel 533), Flow Nacion (Latin hip-hop and Reggaeton, channel 506), La Kueva (rock en español, channel 540), Viva (contemporary pop, channel 500), La Mezcla (top hits in English and Spanish, channel 148), Aguila (regional Mexican, channel 151), Caricia (classic ballads in English and Spanish, channel 523), Latidos (romantic love songs from the 90s to today, channel 520), Luna (Latin jazz, channel 530) and more.
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