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Reclaimed Soul

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.

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.

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.

This playlist is built around soulful, upbeat sounds from the flower power 1960s, which to her sound ‘especially optimistic’

Ayana Contreras presents another program produced from the comfort of her at-home record room.

Ayana shares uplifting Soulful tunes to keep us warm during these times of isolation.