Astral People & Handsome Tours Present
JAMILA WOODS (USA)
'Vital, resonant protest music that sounds like a children's playground' - Pitchfork
Astral People & Handsome Tours are proud to present the debut of Chicago based songstress & poet Jamila Woods. Alongside performances at MONA FOMA & Sugar Mountain, Sydney fans will be lucky enough to catch her first ever headline show in Australia on Thursday, Jan 18th at The Basement.
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 self released 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 Sydney on January 18th.
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.