You’ll probably see it as you read through the track list:
“FRIDA.” “EARTHA.” “MILES.” “MUDDY.” “BASQUIAT” alongside “SUN RA.” “OCTAVIA” next to “BALDWIN.”
It’s not simply the names’ familiarity that may strike a chord. These are individuals who have made an impact upon humanity, great minds who forged a path, a different way of thinking to move forward. Chicago-based artist Jamila Woods‘ second LP, LEGACY! LEGACY!, honors the inspirational figures who came before her. Each track is a thoughtfully crafted homage to the activists, the artists, the visionaries and the voices that shaped her own identity.
KUTX presents Jamila Woods tonight at Barracuda, 611 E. 7th St., featuring Queens, NY artist Duendita opening the show. Doors at 7 p.m. Very recommended.
-Photography by Bradley Murray.