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Jamila Woods

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Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods dishes out sneers through neo-soul, and deals with racism and inequality through powerful R&B statements. The singer grew up in Chicago and isn’t afraid to use her words and music to show what ‘black girlhood’ means for her in this society. Her warm soul voice was also noticed by Chance the Rapper, with whom she has collaborated with several times, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who asked her to sing on their track White Privilege II. In addition, she is the artistic director of the poetry slam festival Louder Than a Bomb and thus a perfect ambassador for the combination of Word & Music during Crossing Border.