* Jamila Woods

June 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW Washington
$16 GA / $30 Premiere Seating / $55 for Meet n Greet

Chicago-born-and-based vocalist, rapper and poet Jamila Woods is not a member of the AACM or the Art Ensemble of Chicago, but embodies the spirit of  “Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future.” Her work encompasses elements of the neo-soul, gospel, jazz and hip-hop hybrid that has become a bit of a calling card for her city between her and collaborators like Chance The Rapper, Nico Segal and noname while also invoking the intellectual traditions of figures like James Baldwin and Angela Davis. Her songs can uplift and crush the soul in the same measure.

Her current project, Legacy! Legacy!,  continues the work of channeling Great Black Music, literature and thought, dedicating the album’s thirteen tracks to figures like Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston but also Sun Ra, Miles Davis and Muddy Waters.



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.