What’s on tap tonight?
It’s officially Spring & love is in the air. And for many, well, ‘tis the season to plan a Summer wedding or a protest…Team Vocalo is going to bring us a conversation with a Model by the name of Koku Gonza. She’s organizing a rally tomorrow outside of the Merchandise Mart as the National Bridal Market trade show is taking place. Why? She believes that the National Bridal Market trade show doesn’t represent the diversity of brides to be.
+ We feature an interview with Steve Bogira of the Chicago Reader. Steve talked to Luis and Shantell about a story that appeared in the Reader early this month, called "The Color of His Skin", the story of Joe Henson, an African American man that was killed 41 years ago during an altercation with a group of white teenagers. Plus, an interview with Larry Bennett, author of the book "The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism".
+A Throwback Soundbyte: On June 2nd, 2011 Dozens of couples will tied the knot civil union ceremony in Millennium Park, a day after licenses were issued in Illinois for the first time. We’ll share a soundbyte of one of the first ceremonies performed on that historic day.
+Hip-Hop Artist Bob Rok penned a special tribute for Trayvon Martin.
+A tribute to Pilsen Artist and Muralist Francisco Mendoza.
We’re re going to share a story called “Love in the Time of Aqua Net and Crushed Cherries”. This story is brought to us by local writer, poet, and co-founder of Proyecto Latina. Irasema’s story is a personal story of growing up in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, and was scored by DJ Jesse De La Pena.
+A conversation with Chicago Neo-Soul & Reggae singer Pia Renee. She’s soulful and socially conscience, two key ingredients for an amazing sound.
+ DJ sets by Vocalo DJ collective members Pumping Pete and Trancid.
Vocalo on WBEZ airs from 8-10PM (CST) every Saturday night on WBEZ 91.5 FM and wbez.org/player
We hope you enjoy! #teamvocalo