Saturday, June 30, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Join us in the Lake Stage at Polk Bros Park for a free, all-ages show featuring Akenya, part of Chi-Soul, the Chicago Soul Music Festival.
This performance co-curated by Vocalo 91.1fm.
Akenya is a multi-genre singer, pianist, composer, and arranger. Her music places a strong emphasis on jazz and the culmination of hip-hop, funk, pop, classical, world music, and other loves of hers. In the jazz world she has worked with and performed for the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Fred Hersch, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Luciana Souza, and Dave Holland to name just a few. She is also well known in the Chicago hip-hop and soul scenes and has collaborated with some of the city’s leading artists including Chance the Rapper, Noname – with whom she recently toured with as musical director and opening act – Eryn Allen Kane, Smino, and Saba.
The Chicago Soul Music Festival — Chi-Soul — is an intergenerational musical conversation of Chicago soul music presented in honor of Black Music Appreciation Month.
Artist travel made possible through the generous support of American Airlines.
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