NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced that it will launch "The Nelson Mandela Music Tribute Channel" to commemorate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
"The Nelson Mandela Music Tribute Channel" will launch on Friday, December 13 at 12:00 pm ET and will air through Sunday, December 15 on SiriusXM channel 111 via satellite and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
"The Nelson Mandela Music Tribute Channel" will honor the life of the legendary former South African president Nelson Mandela through musical tributes from artists such as Sting, Bono, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon and Hugh Masekela. It will also feature music that celebrates South Africa, the anti-apartheid movement and empowerment. In addition, the channel will play music that reflects the late leader's history of fighting for civil rights, redemption and change from such artists as Carlos Santana, Bob Marley and R. Kelly.
"As the world and his country mourn Nelson Mandela, we want to provide our listeners a collection of music and words that pay tribute to this extraordinary man and his life's work as a true champion for human rights," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
"The Nelson Mandela Music Tribute Channel" complements SiriusXM's ongoing special programming dedicated to Nelson Mandela, which includes tribute shows hosted by Joe Madison on Urban View channel 110 and Mark Thompson on SiriusXM Progress channel 127, plus live coverage of the State funeral in South Africa, which will air on both channels as well as on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. channel 124 beginning at 4:00 am ET on Sunday, December 15.
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