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For Vocalo’s 15th anniversary, we’re looking back on archived segments of “This Is What Chicago Sounds Like.”

Ennis Martin is a painter, illustrator and sci-fi fanatic, most known for his whales with legs. This is what his Chicago sounds like.

Multimedia artist Tony Smith mentors young artists and teaches them to make a difference with the art they create. Mississippi-born, Chicago-raised multimedia artist Tony Smith spent his high school days throwing house parties and cutting his teeth in the late ‘70s house music scene. Often collaborating with musical icons like the Chosen Few and Frankie […]

Chicago visual artist Ivan Vazquez creates murals and paintings inspired by Mexican and indigenous Aztec characters and stories from his youth. Chicago Mexican American visual artist Ivan Vazquez began his painting journey by growing up a b-boy in the city. He recalls a time when traveling through Chicago it was normal to see b-boys dancing […]

David T. Kim makes ceramics with intention. This is what his Chicago sounds like.

Ọmọlará Mino is a multidisciplinary artist, teacher, social worker and mother, Mino works to build up the next generation…

Chicago-based writer, podcaster and musican Daro Santiago talks finding his voice, overcoming adversity and a new project on the horizon.

Hac Tran is the co-founder of HAIBAYÔ — this is what his Chicago sounds like.

Chi sounds like Tempestt Hazel, who co-founded Sixty Inches From Center to redefine who and what is conserved as art history.

Vocalo’s Ayana Contreras chatted with director Elegance Bratton in advance of the release of his feature film debut: ‘The Inspection.’