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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.

Reporter Adriana Gallardo discusses the lasting impact of workers’s rights violations carried out by El Milagro Tortillas — the provider of a culturally significant food staple for many in Chicago’s Latinx community.

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.

Modern blues musician Buffalo Nichols talks about Chicago blues and his informative February Rolling Stones feature…

Last night’s opening set at Salt Shed absolutely shimmered, supported by a triple bill that showcased the exciting connectivity between Chicago and London’s young jazz scenes.

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.

Nabil Ayers explores family, identity and community in new memoir ‘My Life In The Sunshine’…

Chicago rapper/activists Mother Nature and producer Renzell celebrate Mother Earth on new EP: a batch of lovely-melodic yet razor-sharp music.

Members of Team Vocalo share some standout releases from May 2022.

Festival organizers are bringing back the event’s community enrichment program.