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Reclaimed Soul

The otherworldly-voiced jazz singer, endorsed by the likes of Anita Baker and Lakeith Stanfield, is mindfully carrying on a tradition that she clearly treasures.

Reporter Adriana Gallardo discusses the lasting impact of workers’s rights violations carried out by El Milagro Tortillas — the provider of a culturally significant food staple for many in Chicago’s Latinx community.

On Sunday July 31, Ayana Contreras sat down under a walnut tree at the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa to talk with trumpeter, composer and activist Keyon Harrold.

Nabil Ayers breaks down his memoir ‘My Life In The Sunshine’…

Ayana Contreras explains how a record she picked up in Cuba ties back to Chicago…

Jazz drummer, beat scientist and bandleader Makaya McCraven keeps past music alive — but puts his own spin on it.

Leading up to his new album, we’re revisiting Helado Negro’s 2019 conversation with Ayana Contreras.

On this day, Curtis Mayfield would have turned 78 years old, and we have made a playlist to celebrate his life, his music and his politically-conscious art.

Ayana Contreras shares her unqiue take on the new album græ by Moses Sumney

It’s a mid-tempo R&B playlist for anyone missing the feeling of togetherness and pulsing music.