This Is What Chicago Sounds Like

Affinity Community Services Exec. Director talks Chicago dogs, falling in love, and working to be more thoughtful about intersectionality…

DJ and Producer Ariel Zetina She talks curating spaces sustainable success, and Chicago Acid House

Xavier talks liberation, building trust, and teaching concrete skills for a system outside of oppression…

LaSaia Wade, Executive Director of Brave Space Alliance, talks Black Queer identity, survival methods, and the strength of Chicago organizers…

Reunion Co-Founder Elijah McKinnon talks prioritizing LGTBQ+ folk, the gratitude of service, and imagining new worlds.

Swopes joined Vocalo to talk falling in love with Chicago, the evolving tools of digital art, and feeling connected.

We caught up with Nancy in the Vocalo studios to chat Chicagolandia, birria, and storefront theaters…

Ireashia sat down in the Vocalo studio to speak about their love of Hyde Park, what led them to pursue arts, finding their place as a Black Queer artist, and their current work as Audio / Visual Productions Manager at University of Chicago’s C(i)3 lab.

Tanji Harper sat down in the studio with Vocalo to chat growing up on Chicago’s South Side, fascination with Lake Michigan, and her evolution from dance instructor to youth mentor.

Ali dropped by the Vocalo studios to chat Whole Foods, the honesty of Chicago, and improv’s roots in social justice work…


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