Jamila Woods grew up in a family of music lovers but it took a surprise high school poetry class for Jamila to find her metaphorical and literal voice. ‚Through poetry, I realized you are the expert of your own experience‘. Her poetry studies continued in college and in her professional career with Young Chicago Authors.
She first broke into public consciousness in 2015 & 2016, appearing on Chance the Rapper’s track ‚Sunday Candy‘ and ‚Blessings‘. She was also featured on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ track, ‚White Privilege II‘. Later in 2016, Jamila’s poetic history and cultural lineage structured the progressive and minimalist soul of
her debut solo album, HEAVN. The selfreleased album, HEAVN featured the likes of Chance The Rapper, Noname & Donny Trumpet. which she describes as a collection of ’nontraditional love songs pushing the idea of what makes a love song.‘
True and pure in its construction and execution, her music is the best representation of Jamila herself: strong in her roots, confident in her ideas, and attuned to the people, places and things shaping her world. Don’t miss your chance to catch her exclusive headline performance in Cologne.