Reclaimed Soul (Thursdays 8-10PM CST)

Featuring sound rich interviews and an all-vinyl playlist (courtesy of host Ayana Contreras), Reclaimed Soul is about taking old materials (records, buildings, ideas, et al) to push us all forward.

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)

On tonight’s Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras provides smooth, slow jams, groovers, and more. Plus, local Kiddie Soul by Love’s Children (pictured, with Curtis Mayfield on piano), and by North, South, East, and West.

Tune in, then groove in!  Thursdays at 8pm (CST) http://vocalo.org  90.7fm and 89.5fm

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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This is a 2012 interview with the Godfather of House Music Frankie Knuckles by our Music Curator and Host of the Friday Night DJ Series Jesse De La Peña.

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)

This episode of Reclaimed Soul takes the lead from last week’s Music & Stories event, pairing some stories with classic soul tracks spun 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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Friends and foes are invited to our first ever #hatersball, a fundraiser, soul concert and dance party, on Friday, April 11 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Avenue. The multi-tiered evening in Chop Shop’s 6,000 square foot party space is both a celebration of the Vocalo community and fun party to cap off the Vocalo pledge drive that takes place the week leading up to the party.

The party starts at 6 p.m. with a Haters Mingle, featuring sets by Jesse De La Peña (host and producer of Vocalo’s Friday Night DJ Series) and Shazam Bangles, craft cocktails by Johnny Costello of the Berkshire Room and food by Chop Shop restaurant and butcher shop.  

At 10 p.m., The K.I.D. featuring JC Brooks performs Love from Chicago and DJ Ayana Contreras (host and producer of Vocalo’s Reclaimed Soul) spins more tunes. 

The Lovers After-Party – a Vocalo DJ Collective dance party with DJ Charlie and Bizzon – gets underway at midnight.

For $50.00 tickets to the entire evening, The Vocalo All Night Pass, go here.

OR

For $25.00 tickets to the 10:00pm performance and After Party, go here.

Mark your calendars….

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)

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)

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)