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Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods.

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Tempering sharp and powerful lyrics with a sweetly melodic voice, Jamila Woods is a
Chicago-bred singer/songwriter and award-winning poet whose inspirations include
Gwendolyn Brooks and Toni Morrison. Following the 2016 release of her debut album
HEAVN, Jamila received critical acclaim for her singular sound that is both rooted in soul and
wholly modern. Her 2019 sophomore release LEGACY! LEGACY! featured 12-tracks named
after writers, thinkers, and visual artists who have influenced her life and work. She is a
Pushcart Prize-winning poet and co-editor of “BreakBeat Poets: Black Girl Magic” (2018). Her
poetry was recently published in the Library of America anthology “African American Poetry:
250 Years of Struggle & Song” (2020). Jamila recently made her television debut, performing
“SULA (Paperback)” on Colbert on Jan 6th, 2021.

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