Soulsations

Sundays at 6pm

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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Sunday, January 8

Sunday on Soulsations, hear California East Bay vocalist, poet, actress, African drummer and musician, AhSa-Ti Nu. Her debut release REBORN soulfully combines old school R&B, classical jazz, reggae roots with a little funk on top. AhSa-Ti Nu studied at Wichita State University and is a Wichita Heights High School graduate.

Here's the single "My Pharaoh" from her latest release. 

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Sunday, January 1

Hear music from the one-of-a-kind R&B group, Naturally 7. The men, who use only their voices as instruments, have a new release coming out this spring. 

Sunday, December 25

Encore show: Christmas day we'll hear joyful Christmas music and conversation from Broadway star Karla Burns and baritone extraordinaire Earnest Alexander. The two talk about collaborating on their holiday release, “A Christmas Celebration.”

Sunday, December 18

Sunday on Soulsations, we introduce a new Christmas song by Wichita artist, Roy Moye III, affectionately called "the singing engineer." Also Angie Stone & Boney James share a soulful jazzy rendition of "Merry Christmas Baby." Plus, Christmas music from two longtime Wichita talents, Broadway star Karla Burns and baritone Earnest Alexander.  

Sunday, December 11

This week we'll hear joyful Christmas music and conversation from Broadway star Karla Burns and baritone extraordinaire Earnest Alexander. The two talk about collaborating on their holiday release, “A Christmas Celebration.”

Sunday, December 4

Hear Christmas music all month long on Soulsations including the signature sounds of Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston plus Micah Stampley and Sherri Jones-Moffett. We’ll also feature a special rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” from Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers. 

Sunday, November 27

Sunday on Soulsations we wrap up this month with our featured artist Earth, Wind & Fire! A book has recently been released entitled My Life With Earth, Wind & Fire by founder Maurice White. It tells the story about the late Grammy award-winner and the legendary soul/pop/funk band's rise to fame. 

Sunday, November 20

Sunday on Soulsations hear Pharrell Williams with a new single from the movie soundtrack “Hidden Figures".  The movie scheduled to be released in January 2017, showcases a team of African-American women who provide NASA with mathematical information to launch the first successful space missions. 

Sunday, November 13

Sunday on Soulsations, an hour full of Earth, Wind & Fire music. Percussionist and vocalist Ralph Johnson is one of the original members of the legendary band. Johnson says he’s been told that Earth, Wind & Fire music is being played every one minute and 38 seconds somewhere on the planet. Hear their music that spans generations and see Earth, Wind & Fire perform along with the 70s band Chicago as part of the Heart & Soul Tour on Wednesday, November 16th at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita.

Sunday, November 6

Sunday on Soulsations hear music from Take 6, the most awarded a cappella group in history.  The group has won 10 Grammy Awards, ten Dove Awards (Gospel Music Awards),  and several Best Jazz Vocal Group awards. The men completed a 25th anniversary world tour in 2015 and will be featured at Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, November 6th at 7:30 pm along with Manhattan Transfer.

Here's a short video showcasing their talents:

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