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Human Bloom: The Sonic Self-Expression of Jackson Shepard and Imani Rousselle

Jackson Shepard and Imani Rousselle are at the core of Chicago-based music collective Human Bloom...

Tempestt Hazel Redefines Who Determines History

Chi sounds like Tempestt Hazel, who co-founded Sixty Inches From Center to redefine who and what is conserved as art history.

Tink Discusses Aaliyah, Working With Hitmaka On ‘Pillow Talk’ and More On Vocalo

Bekoe and Tink (virtually) chatted about working with Hitmaka, her new album 'Pillow Talk,' and the struggles (& rewards) of being an independent recording artist.

Chance the Rapper Drops Fourth Multidisciplinary Single “YAH Know”

Chance the Rapper drops his newest multidisciplinary single "YAH Know," in collaboration with Chicago visual artist Mia Lee and Ghanaian singer King Promise.


‘YESSIE’ is Jessie Reyez’s Product of Healing

Calling in from her tour bus, Canadian-Colombian artist Jessie Reyez virtually sat down with Vocalo afternoon host Nudia Hernandez about staying present, vulnerability, and pre-show rituals.

Diana Solis: Una Mirada Iluminadora de Pilsen, Chicago

Rocío Santos chatted with Mexican-American visual artist, photographer and educator Diana Solís about her endless journey...

MoCP’s Refracting Histories Cross-Examines The Photo Canon

Refracting Histories, running November 10, 2022 – April 2, 2023 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, focuses on images of the human form to make cogent commentaries regarding representation within photography's historical canon.

Rick Lowe Visualizises a Transformative Movement

Notes on the Great Migration marks the artist's first solo exhibition in Chicago.

Johari Noelle: LA To Vocalo’s Studios In 30 Hours

Johari Noelle discussed how moving to LA has affected her artistry, missing Chicago food, her new single and what fans can expect from her live performance these days.

Vocalo Pop-Up Store is OPEN!

Shop our Cyber Monday Pop-Up Store before it's too late! TODAY ONLY!

Human Bloom: The Sonic Self-Expression of Jackson Shepard and Imani Rousselle

Jackson Shepard and Imani Rousselle are at the core of Chicago-based music collective Human Bloom...

Tink Discusses Aaliyah, Working With Hitmaka On ‘Pillow Talk’ and More On Vocalo

Bekoe and Tink (virtually) chatted about working with Hitmaka, her new album 'Pillow Talk,' and the struggles (& rewards) of being an independent recording artist.

Chance the Rapper Drops Fourth Multidisciplinary Single “YAH Know”

Chance the Rapper drops his newest multidisciplinary single "YAH Know," in collaboration with Chicago visual artist Mia Lee and Ghanaian singer King Promise.

Nico Segal and Nikko Washington Join Play Together to Mentor Chicago’s Next Generation of Artists

Musician Segal and painter Nikko Washington give Chicagoland kids the opportunity to create in collaboration with a professional. 

Tempestt Hazel Redefines Who Determines History

Chi sounds like Tempestt Hazel, who co-founded Sixty Inches From Center to redefine who and what is conserved as art history.

Christopher LeMark Uses Coffee and Hip-Hop to Destigmatize Mental Health

Christopher LeMark uses coffee and hip-hop to destigmatize mental health and provide therapy to his community.

For zakkiyyah najeebah dumas-o’neal, Art is a Vessel for Connection

Chicago sounds like Hyde-park based artist, curator, and educator Zakkiyya O'Neal, who works to preserve the legacy of the Black Arts Movement on the South Side.

James Kao Says Artists Drive the Conversation

Chicago sounds like James Kao, who collaborated with fellow artists to found an inclusive exhibition space to give artists a platform.

Antonio Diaz Oliva Connects Latinidad Academia With ‘Campus’

Atonio Díaz Oliva is a writer and bilingual professor from Chile, and the author of new novel 'Campus.' This is what his Chicago sounds like.

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Vocalo Sweet Sixteen: Heavy Rotation

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    Where I Go (feat. H.E.R.)

    NxWorries

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    Twin Flame

    Kaytranada & Anderson .Paak

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    Skin Tight (feat. Steve Lacy)

    Ravyn Lenae

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    Sunshine (feat. Fousheé)

    Steve Lacy

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    Matinee

    Smino

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    YAH Know feat. King Promise

    Chance The Rapper

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    Boundaries

    Jamila Woods

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    The Loop

    Toro Y Moi

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    You Don't Know

    Flying Lotus (feat. Devin Tracy)

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    Aang

    Pivot Gang

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    Stressed

    Doechii

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    My Peace (feat. Jo Jo)

    PJ Morton

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    Babyface

    Keeps On Fallin (feat. Ella Mai)

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    Wasting Time (feat. Drake & The Neptunes)

    Brent Faiyaz

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    Gummy

    Ari Lennox

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    You Make Me Feel So Good

    Conor Albert