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Release Roundup: September 2022

Check out the albums Team Vocalo added to our music libraries last month...

Vocalo’s Late-Summer Nights Out in the Parks

Check out our recap of Vocalo's Night Out in the Parks events!

A Lion For Every House: Interrogating How Art Exists In Space

Exhibition takes work from confines of the Art Institute's collection and into host's homes.

Byol DaLeader: A Poet With A Purpose

Chicago artist Byol DaLeader talks poetry, producing and purpose.

Luis Tubens Gives Back To Pilsen Through Art And Education

Luis Tubens is a poet and Pilsen Mural Historian. This is what his Chicago sounds like.


A Lion For Every House: Interrogating How Art Exists In Space

Exhibition takes work from confines of the Art Institute's collection and into host's homes.

Jazz Phenom Samara Joy In Conversation With Ayana Contreras

The otherworldly-voiced singer, endorsed by the likes of Anita Baker and Lakeith Stanfield, is mindfully carrying on a tradition that she clearly treasures.

Destinos: Teatro Linea de Sombra premieres ‘Pequeños territorios en reconstrucción’ 

Rocío Santos chats with the co-founders of Mexican theatre company Teatro Línea de Sombra.

Breanna Robinson Explores Memory, Dreams And Identity In New Exhibition

Pilsen exhibition uses found objects and prints to reflect memories, dreams and research.

Byol DaLeader: A Poet With A Purpose

Chicago artist Byol DaLeader talks poetry, producing and purpose.

Bre Harris Is A Positivity Ambassador

Bre Harris, featured on our "On Rotation" playlist this month, talks all things gospel, spreading positivity and self care.

Leland Philpot Spreads Positivity Through Poetry And Faith

Chicago poet, producer and podcaster Leland Philpot uplifts his community through his words. Chicago artist Leland Philpot works to push the city’s rap community forward with his words and his faith, working simultaneously as a producer, performer and podcaster. Listeners may recognize his remix of “Agatha All Along,” the theme for Marvel’s Disney+ series “WandaVision,” […]

Mother Nature Teams Up With Members of Free Nationals For “Crystal Cadillac”

Mother Nature dropped their newest single — produced by José Ríos & Kelsey González of the Free Nationals.

Pinqy Ring Uses Hip-Hop To Build Hope

Vocalo heard from hip-hop artist and activist Pinqy Ring...

Luis Tubens Gives Back To Pilsen Through Art And Education

Luis Tubens is a poet and Pilsen Mural Historian. This is what his Chicago sounds like.

Paige Taul Explores Blackness Through Film

Paige Taul is an experimental filmmaker that makes work that is for and about Black people and identity.

Diana Solis Rediscovers The Pilsen Of Her Childhood In New Photo Book

Robin Reid Drake spoke to artist Diana Solís for Vocalo's Storytelling Workshop; read up about her work and upcoming photo book.

Anjal Chande Embraces The Transformative Nature of Dance

Anjal Chande is the founder of Soham Dance Space. This is what her Chicago sounds like.

Amber Marsh Highlights Humanity in Puppetry

Chicago sounds like Amber Marsh, who shares her puppetry worlds at Jabberwocky Marionettes.

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Vocalo Sweet Sixteen: Heavy Rotation

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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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    Dog Food (feat. Denzel Curry)

    IDK

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    Nowhere But Up

    Phony Ppl

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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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    90 Proof (feat. J. Cole)

    Smino

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    You Don't Know

    Flying Lotus (feat. Devin Tracy)

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    Persuasive (feat. SZA)

    Doechii

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    Mr. Morale (feat. Tanna Leone)

    Kendrick Lamar

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    My Peace (feat. Jo Jo)

    PJ Morton

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    The Loop

    Toro Y Moi

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    Wasting Time (feat. Drake & The Neptunes)

    Brent Faiyaz

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    Bitter

    Ari Lennox

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    You Make Me Feel So Good

    Conor Albert