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06 / 16 / 14

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Reclaimed Soul’s host, Ayana Contreras, wrote about the demolition of St. Laurence’s church on Chicago’s South Side:

There’s a metaphor here, somewhere. Perhaps it’s like watching a sleeping giant. Or a fallen warrior. Watching this building decay slowly has been surreal. Now that slow decay has been quickened.

I had a student a couple of years ago who didn’t really talk a lot. I asked her one day to sum up the toll an abandoned building puts on a block, on a community.

Her words still haunt me: “They are a black hole in the community”. Of course. Every thing dark circulates around them: drugs, crime, strife. Darkness itself is housed within it. Yet, St. Laurence’s still shone bright, especially on sunny, cloudless days. A passerby might almost forget that time was ravaging the building from the inside out. Still, if a building could be proud, despite decay, that building was.

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06 / 04 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Chicago Covers The World
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In this installment of Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras uncovers “covers”, or versions of popular songs that were created by local artists. The Chicago artists that she featured, like Gene Chandler and Rotary Connection (pictured), often injected a distinctly Chicago Sound into songs originally sung by artists like The Beatles and Otis Redding, respectively.

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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05 / 23 / 14
100 Saxophones For Sun Ra

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Chicago Free Jazz saxophonist and composer David Boykin organized an event called 100 Saxophones for Sun Ra to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The plan was to have 100 saxophonists convene and perform “Happy Birthday” at 12 noon in Washington Park on Thursday May 22, 2014, his 100th birthday.
Sun Ra is often recognized as the Father of the Free Jazz scene here in Chicago.
Produced by Ayana Contreras for Reclaimed Soul on Vocalo.

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04 / 30 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Music That Hip Hop Was Built On
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On this installment of Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras digs into vintage tracks that live on as samples, and suggests the value in listening to the uncut music, too.

Featuring music from Willie Colon, Pamoja, Mandrill, and 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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04 / 23 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Soulful Beatles and Alexis Bouteville
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On this episode of Reclaimed Soul, we check out some soulful Beatles covers and host Ayana Contreras’s interview with Alexis Bouteville, owner of Hyde Park Records, in honor of Record Store Day.

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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04 / 16 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Slow Jams and Groovers
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On this episode of Reclaimed Soul we dive into some groovy slow jams, by artists like The Lost Generation, Linda Jones, and Lee Charles.
Plus, we hear a special 1970s Chicago Kiddie Soul mini-mix featuring the Eight Minutes, North, South, East & West, Love’s Children, and 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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04 / 03 / 14

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On tonight’s Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras spins 1970s Sunny Ade, The Dapps, and more. It’s African classic jams, plus 1960s soul and jazz.
Kick off at 8pm (CST). http://vocalo.org/, 89.5fm and 90.7fm

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03 / 28 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Local Steppers
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On this installment of Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras spins some stepper cuts from both local artists and artists from elsewhere, including James Brown. Also featured is a clip from her interview with Reggie Torian from the Impressions and her advice on how to write a “Vinyl Is Back” article as Record Store Day approaches.

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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03 / 21 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Songs & Stories
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This episode of Reclaimed Soul takes the lead from last week’s Music & Stories event, pairing some stories with classic soul track on vinyl. We’ll also hear a clip from this week’s episode of Practically Speaking regarding what feminism means to people of different genders, colors, and ages.

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 / 26 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Kyle Abraham & Chicago Soul
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On this episode of Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras spins some local Chicago soul and plays her interview from this past week with with dancer/choreographer Kyle Abraham, who is in town with his troupe, Abraham.in.motion. They’re here to perform his “Radio Show” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Kyle and Ayana talk about the role of Black Radio in communities.

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 / 21 / 14
Dancer/Choreographer Kyle Abraham talks about his work, "The Radio Show"

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In this piece, Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras sits down with dancer/choreographer Kyle Abraham, who is in town with his troupe, Abraham.in.motion. They’re here to perform his “Radio Show” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Kyle and Ayana talk about the role of Black Radio in communities. They also talk about social dancing, from disco to breaking to voguing.

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 / 18 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Masters Class on Wax

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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 / 06 / 14

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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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02 / 05 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: The Wicked Pickett

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On this installment of Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras spins some funky Wilson Pickett tunes and gets back to basics with classic soul artists for your listening pleasure. The show features tracks from Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, and more.

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01 / 30 / 14

In Rotation: Ayana Contreras of Vocalo's Reclaimed Soul on a softly stratospheric Andrew Hill LP f

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