Black History Is Now


Black History Is Now

Black History Is Now! KEXP honors Black music and Black stories year round, including this February.

We kick it off on February 1st with a full day of on-air celebration - Early with Gabriel Teodros and special guest Khingz, the Morning Show with DJ Riz and Sharlese, The Midday Show with Vitamin D and special guest DJ Topspin, the Afternoon Show with special guest host Stas THEE Boss and Larry Mizell Jr, Drive Time with DJ Yaddy and Lace Cadence, the Roadhouse with Eva Walker, Late Night with Sharlese featuring Guest mixes by Stukes, Juana and Morenxxx, and Overnight with Reverend Dollars.

Tune in for Black History is Now all day on Wednesday, February 1st and throughout the month of February. See the full schedule below.

2023 Black History is Now Streaming Archive

Missed our February 1st programming or want to listen again? Revisit sets from KEXP DJs Abyssinian Creole (DJ Gabriel Teodros + Khingz), DJ Riz, Vitamin D + DJ Topspin, Martin Douglas & DJ Larry Mizell, Jr., DJ Yaddy + Lace Cadence, Eva Walker, Reverend Dollars, and DJ Sharlese w/ guest mixes from Stukes, Juana, + Morenxxx.



Black Spectrum Mixtape


KEXP presents 'Black Spectrum' Mixtape. A celebration of the artistry, innovation and message found in the music from people of the African diaspora. Curated by Larry Mizell, Jr. host of The Afternoon Show.

Check out the playlist above and browse more KEXP sessions below.

Bartees Strange
Jazzmeia Horn
Shaina Shepherd
Jazzmeia Horn
Curtis Harding
La Dame Blanche
Boom Bap Project 
Little Simz
Twin Shadow
I Self Devine
True Loves
Ivy Sole
Femi Kuti & Made Kuti
Valerie June
Yves Jarvis
Adia Victoria
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Adia Victoria

Afro-Latin Playlist

curated by Albina Cabrera, Latin American Content Producer & co-host of El Sonido

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