Yolanda Chioma Richards | Imagery by Chioma LLC
MUSIC TO MY SOUL
January 18, 2024 to March 1, 2024
The City of Chicago is recognized as the “Heart of Soul” with music legends such as Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke, Betty Everett, and more, launched from Vee Jay and Brunswick Records on historic Record Row; a ten-block stretch of Chicago's South Michigan Avenue where several independent record companies produced blues, R&B, jazz, and soul music from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s. These artists spurred a revolution that has inspired both established and emerging soul artists to this day. Although Chicago is known globally as a city with deep roots in soul, it is not holistically celebrated nor is it recognized locally. In collaboration with Overflow After Dark Productions, Music to my Soul aims to inform, celebrate, and expose both the histories, legacy, and contributions of Chicago soul music. The series documents twelve Chicago musicians: six seasoned and with historic roots to Record Row, and six emerging artists who are creating a new era of soul music in the Windy City.
Chicago Artists Featured:
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