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This Is What Chicago Sounds Like

Dancer, educator, model and maker Peter Gaona wants to pass down all the lessons he’s learned to the next generation. This is what his Chicago Sounds Like.

Faheem Majeed understands that Chicago is a true playground for artists. Here he found his own independent voice, while providing meaningful platforms for other creatives along the way.

Reporter, playwright, author and Chicago native Natalie Moore is deeply engrained in the fabric of the city. Her work covering segregation and inequality connects her directly with the community, sharing crucial stories that rarely get told. This is what her Chicago Sounds Like. Are you from Chicago? Where did you grow up? I grew up […]

Trey Elder is the founder of Quiet Pterodactyl, a Chicago-based nonprofit focused on music and art communities through events, fundraising and educational experiences. QP’s aim is to empower and encourage equitable opportunities for those seeking the arts in the city, creating a lasting influence on Chicago’s music community. Last year, Quiet Pterodactyl released SituationChicago, a […]

Karen chats Chicago’s working-class roots, her work with ArtReach Chicago, and how to heal trauma through creativity. 

DJ and Producer Ariel Zetina talks about curating spaces, sustainable success and how Chicago Acid House changed her mind about what dance music can be.

Matt Harvey of The Triibe tells us what his Chicago Sounds Like

Alicia Nesbary-Moore is co-owner of sustainability-focused urban farm Herban Produce.

Musician, activist and founder of mutual aid organization The Love Fridge Ramon Norwood chats with us about Chicago, mutual aid and more.

Founder of Sol Cafe in Rogers Park, Freeman talks about her personal upbringing with food…