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KAINA At Pitchfork 2022: “The Details Are Where It Matters…”

Written by on July 26, 2022

Chicago’s own KAINA breaks down the importance of uplifting your community with Vocalo afternoons host Nudia Hernandez at Pitchfork Music Festival.

KAINA performs in Union Park on Pitchfork Music Festival’s Green Stage the afternoon of Sunday, July 17, alongside her bandmates and friends.
Photos by Morgan Ciocca / Vocalo Radio, Chicago Public Media

After releasing her newest album and collaborating with some beloved Chicago artists over the past few years, like Sen Morimoto, SABA and NNAMDÏ — plus some non-Chicago artists, like Helado Negro and Sleater-Kinney — KAINA landed on the Pitchfork Music Festival 2022 lineup. During her Sunday afternoon set, KAINA entranced everyone standing in the mud in front of the Green Stage with captivating melodies and vibrant splashes of color accompanying her pillowy vocals. The audience was treated with songs from her latest album It Was A Home and a few special hits from her 2019 debut Next To The Sun

Before all of that, though, Vocalo afternoon’s host Nudia Hernandez sat down with KAINA to catch up and talk about her recent NPR Tiny Desk (home) concert, uplifting others in the Chicago music scene and finding inspiration during the pandemic. Watch Nudia’s conversation with KAINA on YouTube or stream it on Spotify below.

Listen to KAINA on Spotify below and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Interview and audio production by Nudia Hernandez

Audio recorded by Ari Mejia

Video production and photography by Morgan Ciocca

Introduction written by George Chiligiris

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