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Ayana Contreras / Host/Producer

Ayana Contreras shows

What do you do for Vocalo Radio?

I host an all-vinyl show called Reclaimed Soul where I work to document the narratives, history, and cultural significance of the music scene in 20th Century Chicago.


What’s the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is sharing my passion for music and stories with our listeners.


What do you love about Chicago?

I love that Chicago is incredibly rich, culturally speaking. We have created and continue to create such vibrant, exciting work! I’m happy to be a part of this lineage. Oh, and jibaritos.


5 songs that would be in the soundtrack of your life:

“Move On Up” – Curtis Mayfield
“Respect” – Rotary Connection
“The Look Of Love” – The Dells
“Looking For Another Pure Love” – Stevie Wonder
“Africa” – D’Angelo