Ayana Contreras’ new book is a love letter to the creativity, optimism of Black Chicago

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Ayana Contreras is a host/producer with Vocalo. She is an avid collector of vintage vinyl records, and shares her knowledge as host of Reclaimed Soul on Vocalo. WBEZ
Ayana Contreras - Profile Image
Ayana Contreras is a host/producer with Vocalo. She is an avid collector of vintage vinyl records, and shares her knowledge as host of Reclaimed Soul on Vocalo. WBEZ

Ayana Contreras’ new book is a love letter to the creativity, optimism of Black Chicago

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In her new book, Ayana Contreras explores the cultural contributions of Black Chicago’s artists and entrepreneurs, and how that work still influences creatives today.

Reset sits down with the host of Vocalo’s“Reclaimed Soul” about what inspired her to write her first book and what she hopes readers will take away from it.

GUEST: Ayana Contreras, Vocalo content director and author of Energy Never Dies