Vocalo on WBEZ Ep 66 - War Baby/Love Child, Pinqy Ring, Block 2 Block by vocalo published on 2013/05/20 20:00:16 +0000 In this episode: The exhibit War Baby/Love Child at the DePaul Art Museum highlights the work of mixed race artists who share Asian heritage in their identities. Curator Laura Kina and artist Mequitta Ahuja joined AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in the studio this morning and discussed their personal family lineage, the stereotype stamped on mixed children whose roots came from Asian countries where the United States was involved in, and how kinship is formed among "war babies" through artistic expression and exhibits. Chicago MC Pinqy Ring joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to discuss her current release - A Beautiful Mess mixtape and the experiences that informed it, such as the near fatal car accident, and how she got away from a lifestyle of gang banging and violence and embraced a more positive lifestyle. Every neighborhood in Chicago is as distinct as the voices it produces. Yet, if we look close enough, we’d be surprised to find the similarities between them. In this edition of our on-going series Block-2-Block, we hear from Vell Mullens, the front man of a rock band The Moses Gun, who talks about his experiences growing up in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood in Chicago. Finally, DJ Chicken George concludes the show with his signature "Jazztronica" sound.