Sirius XM Radio announced that Latin rocker Juanes will host an exclusive monthly special on SiriusXM's Caliente and La Kueva commercial-free music channels.
Yo Soy Juanes will feature the guitarist, singer and songwriter showcasing his favorite music, including songs that particularly sparked his creativity, from heavy metal to rock and everything in between, and sharing stories about artists he has worked with during his storied career. The first broadcast will focus on Juanes' early influences: from traditional Colombian folk music, and growing up in Medellin, Colombia, during a time of civil unrest, to the first time he heard metal bands like Metallica. This special first episode will kick off SiriusXM's Hispanic Heritage Month programming September 16th on SiriusXM's Caliente channel 150 and La Kueva channel 540.
SiriusXM listeners will also hear Juanes talk about his favorite collaborations, from Juan Luis Guerra, Nelly Furtado and Tony Bennett to his "dream" collaboration with Alicia Keys and his thoughts on the current music scene. Juanes will also use his SiriusXM show to regularly debut some of his own original new music.
"I have been influenced by many types of music and am happy to have, for the first time, a live forum where I can share them with my fans across the country," said Juanes. "I am excited to be joining the SiriusXM lineup and look forward to interacting with our listeners."
"We are proud to announce that our first original show for the bilingual listener will feature international superstar Juanes," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Juanes is one of the greatest Latin stars performing today. Juanes will be sharing his thoughts and musical tastes that span all music genres. That universality is something all of our listeners will want to hear."