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Catalyst Radio: Jazz & Justice concert Sat. Nov. 15 features Grupo Aye, Immigration Reform

Hope Church on Kalamazoo Avenue is presenting monthly concerts as conversation starters to support local artists while promoting discussion around issues that impact the local community.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Grupo Aye performs at the Nov. 15 edition of the Jazz & Justice concert series.

Grupo Aye performs at the Nov. 15 edition of the Jazz & Justice concert series. /Grupo Aye

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we preview a new concert series that focuses on social justice issues.

Called Jazz & Justice, the free monthly concerts are aimed to create a community conversation around matters such as Prison Reform, Human Trafficking and Racial Reconciliation.

We welcome to the show Peter TeWinkle, pastor of Hope Church on Kalamazoo Avenue, who will describe the Jazz & Justice events, including the very next one set for tomorrow evening, Sat., Nov. 15. This next concert will look at the issue of Immigration Reform, during an evening of music from local band Grupo Aye.


Michigan-made music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio comes from Grupo Aye – performing in tomorrow night’s Jazz & Justice concert at Hope Church on Kalamazoo Avenue. The song is “Lagrimas Negras.”

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