08 / 11 / 14
Sandra Castro Carrera discusses the fifth-annual Festival Cubano in Riis Park
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morningamp:

This weekend sees the fifth-annual Festival Cubano in Riis Park, in Chicago bringing together salsa, sonero, jazz, Afro-Cubano, and songo music traditions from across the Caribbean. Festival co-founder Sandra Castro Carrera joined The Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in studio to talk about Cuban culture in the Midwest and what kinds of fun things will be at the festival this year!

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07 / 14 / 14
Sounds Fat: Chicago's Fatbook blazes a new path for raggae music

vocalomusicvox:

Fusing elements of jazz rock, raggae and R&B, Chicago’s multifaceted Fatbook recently released their self-titled album of genre blaring songs. Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox sits down with founding members Harjinder, Reed, and Evan to discuss the origin of their eclectic sound and their efforts to spark local social change both on and off the stage.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) / www.vocalo.org

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06 / 16 / 14

Swamp Heat on Live From Studio 10 - 6/17

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Chicago’s Swamp Heat bring New Orleans style Soul and Funk to this often humid city. Armed with a trombone, a couple of saxophones and singer Brandi Sanders’ powerful voice, the band delivers irresistible grooves and heartfelt ballads, paying homage to long standing musical traditions.

Tune in Tuesday, 6/17 at 8pm CT on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) or stream at www.vocalo.org/player 

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06 / 09 / 14
Sidewalk Chalk deliver a "raw" fusion of hip hop, soul and jazz on new album Leaves

vocalomusicvox:

On the new album Leaves, Chicago’s Sidewalk Chalk further their interpretation of Hip Hop, Soul and Jazz. The album is a collection of groove-heavy arrangements and contemplative subject matter. Frontman, MC Rico Sisney and producer of the album Zak Jablow joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the album’s sound and production.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

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05 / 15 / 14
The J. Davis Trio on Live From Studio 10 (aired May 2014)

The J. Davis Trio authentically combine their love of traditional Jazz with their passion for Hip Hop. The result is an exhibition of smooth lyricism and groove heavy soulful instrumentals. Though they call themselves a trio, we’re excited to welcome them with a large 7-piece ensemble for their live performance and conversation.

Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging bands and music artists from Chicago and beyond. One hour of music and interview, all live. The show is hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: bitly.com/vocaloLFS10

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05 / 12 / 14
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 104 - CPS lunches, The J. Davis Trio, DJ Charlie
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In this episode: Have you ever wondered what Chicagp Public School lunches are made of? Well, if you would ask CPS, they would tell you that the chicken nuggets are made of chicken. At least that’s what CPS disclosed when WBEZ reporter Monica Eng filed the Freedom of Information Act to find what CPS is serving its students. She wasn’t satisfied with the answer and pressed the issue.

Also, The J. Davis Trio authentically combine their love of traditional Jazz with their passion for Hip Hop. The result is an exhibition of smooth lyricism and groove heavy soulful instrumentals. They stopped by the studio with a large 7-piece ensemble for a live performance and conversation with Jesse Menendez.

We close the show as usual with some thumping beats. This time, courtesy of DJ Charlie. Tune in!

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05 / 05 / 14

The J. Davis Trio on Live From Studio 10 - 5/6

The J. Davis Trio seamlessly blend traditional Jazz sounds with textured Hip Hop rhythms, all performed live to smoothly flowing narrative lyricism. Though they call themselves a trio, we’re excited to welcome them with a large 9-piece ensemble for live performance and conversation.

Tune in Tues. 5/6 at 8 PM CT on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) or stream here: www.vocalo.org/player

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05 / 02 / 14
Barber Shop Show 162: Kahil El'Zabar - Be Known

barbershopshow:

On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele sits down with Kahil El’Zabar. Kahil is a Chicago-based percussionist who has played around the world for decades. He’s also the subject of a recent documentary, titled “Be Known”.

But first, we get caught up with news stories on the radar of Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times, including the ongoing saga of so-called “rogue” Harold’s Chicken Shacks encroaching on the local institution’s livelihood.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.

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04 / 14 / 14
Midwest Hype talk fresh new album and creative revitalization

vocalomusicvox:

Midwest Hype has spent years defying genre boundaries and getting people to dance. They stopped by the Vocalo studios to discuss what went into their new album The Time, and what listeners can expect from their 3rd LP effort.

The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8 PM CT on 89.5 FM (NWI) / 90.7 FM (CHI) /www.vocalo.org

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02 / 20 / 14
Bassel and The Supernaturals on Live From Studio 10 (aired Feb 2014)

Singer / songwriter, Bassel, is on a mission to unite his passion for soul music with his charitable disposition. Fronting his band The Supernaturals, he creates music that is uplifting sonically but is also a platform to spread political awareness of the conflict taking place in Syria.

Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging local bands and music artists (with an occasional national act stopping by). One hour of music and interview, all live. The show is hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: bitly.com/vocaloLFS10

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02 / 18 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Masters Class on Wax

vocaloreclaimedsoul:

This episode of reclaimed Soul features lost 1970s interviews with Herbie Hancock, Ernie Watts, and Merle Saunders talking about the musician’s life, the nuts and bolts of playing jazz, and their artistic process. It’s a Masters Class spun on wax. Plus music from Idris Muhammad, and much more.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

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02 / 11 / 14

Bassel and The Supernaturals on Live From Studio 10

Singer / songwriter, Bassel, is on a mission to unite his passion for soul music with his charitable disposition. Fronting his band The Supernaturals, he creates music that is uplifting sonically but is also a platform to spread political awareness of the conflict taking place in Syria.
Tune in Tues. 2/11 at 8pm CT on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) or stream here: www.vocalo.org/player

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02 / 06 / 14

ayanacontreras:

On tonight’s Reclaimed Soul, we’ll be featuring lost 1970s interviews with Herbie Hancock, Ernie Watts, and Merle Saunders talking about the musician’s life, the nuts and bolts of playing jazz, and their artistic process. It’s a Masters Class spun on wax. Plus music from Idris Muhammad, and much more.

Tonight at 8pm (CST). tune in. get down. http://vocalo.org/

Tonight… and tune in on Thursday nights for fresh installments of Reclaimed Soul with host Ayana Contreras. 89.5fm (NWI) / 90.7fm (CHI)

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01 / 27 / 14
Robert Glasper stands alone

vocalomusicvox:

"If you keep making music for people who are your grandmother’s age, guess what, the music’s gonna die." - Robert Glasper

With his Black Radio projects, critically acclaimed jazz pianist Robert Glasper has worked to shake up traditional jazz by infusing it with unconventional elements. Jesse Menendez spoke with Robert on The MusicVox about the new album Black Radio 2 and how his contemporaries have reacted to his approach to jazz.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

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