November 1st, 2019: Ayana Contreras

Please join us on Friday, Nov 1, 2019 from 11:00am-12:30pm in Cobb 311.

We are delighted to welcome Ayana Contreras, WBEZ Host/Producer and 2015 University of Chicago Arts + Public Life Resident artist. She will be presenting part of her project titled “Very Original Beings: How the Remix Model has molded Black American Fashion, Music, and Material Culture.”


**There is no pre-circulated paper.**

Refreshment will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you!

Yours in Mass Cult,

Sophie and Tanya

Ayana Contreras is a cultural historian, DJ and archivist. An avid collector of vintage vinyl records, she hosts the Reclaimed Soul program on WBEZ and Vocalo Radio in Chicago. She is also a producer with WBEZ’s Sound Opinions which airs on 125 NPR stations. Ayana was a 2014/15 University of Chicago Arts + Public Life Artist-In-Residence, and a 2011 Artist-In-Residence at Dorchester Projects. In 2017, she received the Clementine Skinner Award by the Vivian Harsh Society, and was chosen as an Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) New Voices Scholar in 2015. She is a columnist for DownBeat, and her book on Post-Civil Rights Era cultural history in Black Chicago, titled Energy Never Dies, is forthcoming through Northwestern University Press.

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