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Soulsations takes listeners on an engaging musical journey of R&B and Gospel music.

You’ll hear the sounds of Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, dubbed the best kept secret in the industry, musical innovators Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye along with other tunes from Motown’s golden era. You’ll discover the distinct sounds of contemporary gospel from Yolanda Adams to the long-time a cappella gospel quartet the Fairfield Four, known as house wreckers because they “bring down the house” when they perform.

We’ll also showcase new works from seasoned R&B veterans including Al Green and Aretha Franklin plus gospel siblings BeBe & CeCe Winans. Join Carla Eckels Sunday evenings for an hour of pure musical enjoyment.

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What's On: December 1

Nov 27, 2013

Hear music from Wichita gospel group, the Dennis Family. For decades, the nine brothers and sisters have hosted a much anticipated free Christmas concert singing various gospel and Christmas music with great harmony and joy. The Dennis Family 30th Annual Christmas Concert, Rejoice!, will be held on Sunday, December 1st at Wichita's Tabernacle Bible Church at 6 pm.  

What's On: November 24

Nov 19, 2013

Hear brand new music from the holiday movie soundtrack, Black Nativity. Raphael Saadiq is the executive music producer. The cast of the film includes Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jacob Latimore, Jennifer Hudson and more. The movie, in theaters November 27, is based on Langston Hughes' celebrated play, Thanksgiving. 

Here's an interview with Saadiq discussing the music behind the film:

What's On: November 17

Nov 12, 2013

Hear music from singer, rapper and producer, Pharrell Williams. The 40-year-old contributed three original songs to the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, including the upbeat “Happy." Williams won a Soul Train Award, November 10th. He’s also been tapped to co-compose the forthcoming 2014 film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. 

Watch the official lyric video of "Happy" here:

Hear new music from R&B artist, Ledisi. The single, “I Blame You,” is a positive song about relationships. It’s from her forthcoming album “The Truth," to be released in February 2014. The Grammy-nominated artist started her singing career at age 8 with the New Orleans Symphony. Ledisi performed the song for the first time live on BET’s "Black Girls Rock!" November 3.

What's On: November 3

Oct 28, 2013

Hear new music from Maysa. The Baltimore-based artist has a new album out called Blue Velvet Soul. Maysa sang with Stevie Wonder’s female backing group, Wonderlove, and is the former lead vocalist for British jazz/funk/R&B band Incognito.

Watch the official music video of Maysa's Inside My Dream:

What's On: October 27

Oct 22, 2013

Hear music from new movie soundtrack  I'm In Love With A Church Girl.  Contemporary gospel artist Israel Houghton writes four original songs on the album.  The release also features JaRule who stars in the movie, Toby Mack, Anthony Hamilton, Sheila E., The Andrae Crouch Singers  and the GAP band. 

Watch below for an interview with Israel Houghton:

What's On: October 20

Oct 16, 2013

Hear music from pianist, violinist and vocalist, Rachelle Ferrell. Known for her six- octave range. She’s worked with Dizzie Gillespie, Quincy Jones, George Benson, and George Duke.

What's On: October 6

Oct 2, 2013

New music from soul, funk, jazz artist, Sandra St. Victor. She's toured and sang with Roy Ayers, Freddie Jackson and soul legend Chaka Khan who says Sandra is one of the best vocalists and songwriters she knows.

Hear music from her first Spanish album, "Natalie Cole en Espanol." Cole was sent more than 120 Latin songs to consider from record producer Rudy Perez, who is president of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. The album title is reminiscent of her famous father Nat King Cole's "Cole Espanol," which brought him love and recognition in Spanish-speaking countries.

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Hear music from signature baritone Barry White.  The 70s soul icon will be honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood walk of fame September 12th.