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Thalia Hall Hosts First Block Party 

Learn all about Thalia Hall's upcoming block party...

The Reel Critic: Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Hear film critic Reggie Ponder’s thoughts on ‘A Jazzman’s Blues,’ ‘Eve’s Bayou,’ ‘Bobby Brown’ and more…

Release Roundup: July 2022

These albums helped us beat the heat. Steve Lacy, DOMi & JD BECK and more…

Future Folk Series: Camp Azania

Camp Azania emphasizes the richness of West African culture and promotes Black liberation among young Chicagoans.

Keyon Harrold: Shaman Of Sound

On Sunday July 31, Ayana Contreras sat down under a walnut tree at the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa to talk with trumpeter, composer and activist Keyon Harrold.


Keyon Harrold: Shaman Of Sound

On Sunday July 31, Ayana Contreras sat down under a walnut tree at the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa to talk with trumpeter, composer and activist Keyon Harrold.

Tinashe Chats With Bekoe At Lollapalooza ’22

Tinashe sits down with Bekoe at Lolla to talk collaborations, festival performances and becoming an independent artist.

Amber Mark At Pitchfork 2022: “Connecting Is The Really Important Part”

“The album ended up taking this very spiritual turn… and became this journey of self-discovery and, I always like to say, this journey into the universe within.” – Amber Mark on ‘Three Dimensions Deep’ Singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark sits down with Vocalo digital producer Morgan Ciocca on the rainy first day of Pitchfork […]

Francisca Valenzuela: La Deconstrucción a Través del Pop

Domingos En Vocalo host Rocío Santos chats with Francisca Valenzuela...

Chance The Rapper At Vocalo: “You Can’t Thrive Without Community”

In wide-ranging interview, Chance The Rapper talks about connections to Ghana, his interdisciplinary art work, new music, plans for the Chicagoist, and working in community with his comtemporaries in Chicago.

Thalia Hall Hosts First Block Party 

Learn all about Thalia Hall's upcoming block party...

Future Folk Series: Camp Azania

Camp Azania emphasizes the richness of West African culture and promotes Black liberation among young Chicagoans.

Bekoe’s Top 5 “In Rotation” Picks: August 2022

Get to know August's on-air rotation with Bekoe's five favorite tracks...

In Rotation: August 2022

Pictured above: NEV, courtesy of the artist. This month’s on-air rotation is the late-summer soundtrack you need. New month means new rotation artists! Keep cool this August with tracks added to our rotation refresh, from artists like Loovy., TheoryMartinX and Grace Kinter — plus the featured artists from our August 4 Chi Sounds Like Showcase […]

August’s Chi Sounds Like Showcase Wrap-Up

Here’s a recap of our third Chi Sounds Like Showcase in case you missed it... or want to relive it all over again.

Kimberly Dixon-Mays Explores the Power of Words

Poet, playwright and performer Kimberly Dixon-Mays writes stories about psychic survival.

For Djedi Ohm, Tap Dance Is A Vessel For Catharsis

Dancer, teacher and energy worker Djedi Ohm finds divine healing through dance.

For Naydja Bruton, Music Is About Emotional Connection

Naydja Bruton teaches young musicians about communication and feeling.

Yoni Pizer Sees AIDS Garden Chicago As A “Park With A Purpose”

"It's not only looking back at where we were. It's also here and now, and where we're going in the future."

Xail Hernandez Uses Bicycles To Create Community

The repairs manager at non-profit Working Bikes is passing on her knowledge to Chicago cyclists.

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Vocalo Sweet Sixteen: Heavy Rotation

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    Twin Flame

    Kaytranada & Anderson .Paak

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    Break My Soul

    Beyonce

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    Dog Food (feat. Denzel Curry)

    IDK

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    The Highs & The Lows (feat. Joey Bada$$)

    Chance The Rapper

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    Sunshine (feat. Fousheé)

    Steve Lacy

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    Keeps On Fallin' (feat. Ella Mai)

    Babyface

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    Remind Me

    Butcher Brown & Alex Isley

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    Greener (feat. Santana)

    FKJ

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    Still (feat. 6LACK and Smino)

    Saba

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    You Don't Know

    Flying Lotus (feat. Devin Tracy)

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    Mirror

    Kendrick Lamar

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    M.I.A.

    Ravyn Lenae

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    AUTOBOTO (feat. Nayirah)

    Lupe Fiasco

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    My Peace (feat. Jo Jo)

    PJ Morton

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    The Loop

    Toro Y Moi

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    Right Track

    Syd