Today, Amazon Music announces the launch of two new weekly flagship music series: a new hip-hop-focused show Rotation Roundtable and a Latin-pop culture focused music show entitled La Semanal Live.
Expanding on the growing slate of original music programming from Amazon Music, Rotation Roundtable streams its first episode on March 15, while La Semanal Live follows with its first episode on March 24. Watch Rotation Roundtable Wednesdays at 9pm EDT on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and La Semanal Live on Fridays at 9pm EDT/6 pm PT the Amazon Music en Vivo Channel on Twitch.
Developed with Loud Speakers Network, Rotation Roundtable comprises a hybrid Twitch livestream and 60-minute podcast experience inspired by the popular Rap Rotation and R&B Rotation playlists from Amazon Music.
Hosted by an eclectic mix of personalities–Speedy Morman (on-camera host, journalist, and executive producer), Nyla Symone (DJ and Radio Host/Producer Power 105.1), Gabe P (creator of On The Radar, Radio Host Power 105.1), and Rob Markman (music journalist: MTV, XXL, Genius)–conversation topics span current events and questions in relation to contemporary hip-hop culture.
Kicking off in inventive fashion, each episode will feature a “Big Questions” segment meant to incite discourse about current events in hip-hop. The show will also consist of “Hot Takes,” guest interviews, and a rapid-fire debate segment fueled by chat participation. Each episode closes with the “My Rotation” segment as the hosts share their personal “Rotation” playlists.
Rotation Roundtable will stream weekly on Twitch, Wednesday nights at 9pm EST from Amazon’s Brooklyn office, with episodes available as a video podcast the following day on Amazon Music and the Wondery YouTube page, and as an audio podcast on Amazon Music and all major services.
Additionally, Nyla Symone and Gabe P of Rotation Roundtable will launch Rotation Radio on Amp, the live and interactive radio app from Amazon. Rotation Radio will be live on Amp each week, featuring real-time hot takes, reactions, and discussion centered around hip-hop and R&B culture, all while playing the hottest new tracks.
Fans in the U.S. can download the Amp app and follow @rotation to tune in to the show, comment in chat, and request to call in live.
Based on the new music playlist of the same name, La Semanal Live explores the week’s biggest stories and releases in Latin popular culture and music.
Hosted by Gio Rosado, Puerto Rican journalist, influencer, and podcast host, the 60-minute live music show set in Miami will feature artist interviews and other guests, including the new Platino DJ Mode radio host Grecia Lopez, dishing on new music releases of the week, deep diving into hot topics of all genres of Latin—from Urban to Regional Mexican and beyond.
The premiere episode of La Semanal Live on March 24 will feature an interview with Colombian superstar Manuel Turizo, who recently released his single “El Merengue” with Marshmello, as a follow-up to his global chart-topping hit “La Bachata.”
Throughout the month of March, the show will celebrate women in Latin music, with dedicated segments exploring the best female collaborations, lyrical breakdowns, the revisiting of classic albums, a spotlight on Karol G, the evolution of reggaeton into the current era of empowerment for Latinas, and more.
Gio will also venture outside of the set into the streets of Miami, engaging with people on all things Latin music, and bringing the scoop from the hottest concerts, festivals, awards shows and more. An interactive segment will see Gio co-curating playlists on the Amazon Music app with the Twitch community.
Other segments include genre explainers, fashion breakdowns, beat-making challenges and more. For the season finale, the show will see Gio interviewing a very special surprise guest in front of a live audience of superfans.