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Vocalo’s own Ayana Contreras teamed up with NPR to talk about the very best album releases of this week. There’s something here for everyone. Listen to the full conversation on Spotify.

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.

Sir the Baptist performed “Alright” with Mys Michelle and the Thomas Singers

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

Grammy award-winning Cory Henry delves deep into his deepest musical heroes, favorite keyboards, what it’s like to be back on tour again and more.

Leading up to her show at Pitchfork Music Festival 2021, we’re revisiting Jamila Woods’ 2016 conversation with Ayana Contreras.

These are the tracks that broke the mold and stuck with us all year. 

The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is an organization committed to uniting music venues across the country, promoting and nurturing the environment of live music halls. Ayana Contreras had the opportunity to chat with co-founder Chris Bauman about NIVA’s support of music venues amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic. Ayana Contreras: Happy to have you, Chris. […]

Ayana Contreras picks 5 of the most rejuvenating, dance-worthy and inventive songs of our July in rotation!