Jamila Woods signs with Jagjaguwar, set to re-release HEAVN

by Woody on May 17, 2017


We stumbled into a set by Jamila Woods this past SXSW and we were all the better for it. After giving up on trying to get into the Pandora party, we made our way across the street to catch The New Pornos. Being an hour early, we decided to sit tight for Jamila’s set, as she’s a Chicago native. Her band was top-notch and her message was even better. I just remember feeling really good at the end of her set. Here’s some more info on Jamila.

Not only a singer/songwriter and outspoken activist on Chicago’s south side, Woods is also a poet and associate artistic director of Young Chicago Authors; a non profit organization started in 2001 with the intent to give Chicago youth a platform to share their stories across the city and home of Chicago’s longest running youth open mic in the city. Her debut, HEAVN, features some of her finest Chicago contemporaries – Chance the Rapper, Noname, Saba, Peter Cottontale, Kweku Collins and oddCoupl…

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