Chantala Kommanivanh

Chicago, IL

Chantala Kommanivanh is an award-winning Lao American visual artist.

He has years of experience in writing, producing, and performing on-stage as co-founding member of the independent hip-hop duo Maintenance Crew. Under the moniker Chantalism, Kommanivanh wrote and produced alongside long-time collaborator Diego “Ubiquity” Prieto, releasing five full-length albums (Eternal Sunshine of the Simple Mind 2005, Simple is the Way it's Spoken 2007, Plain & Simple 2010, The Collapse of a Mcdonaldlize Society 2012, Educated Fools 2017).

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