Do you know what Elvis, Barbra Streisand, and Lupe Fiasco have in common? All three found their inspiration and musical identity in the places they lived in. This aspect of public housing has remained unexamined until now with The Sound, the Soul, the Syncopation.
As an interactive exhibition by the National Public Housing Museum at Expo 72 (located at 72 E. Randolph in the Loop). This exhibition takes a first-ever look at artists from nearly every genre that have found success from our nation’s public housing experience. The exhibition will explore the role of music in a community and the role of community in its music to reveal what many of today’s artists called public houses their home.