‘THIS PLACE I CALL HOME’ JAMILA WOODS: IN CONVERSATION WITH JOAN MORGAN
The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music AMPLIFY Friday Conversation Series Co-Sponsored by the NYU Institute of African American Affairs The Center for Black Visual Culture and The Blive Student Union presents:
‘THIS PLACE I CALL HOME’
JAMILA WOODS: IN CONVERSATION WITH JOAN MORGAN
A Kick-Off Event Celebrating Jamila Woods’ Artist Residency at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
Friday October 22 @ 4:00 pm EST
Room 658, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York
NOTE: There are two ways to attend this event
IN PERSON: Any current NYU student, faculty or staff is welcome to attend the event in-person with an RSVP
ATTEND REMOTELY: Anyone can watch this event online, whether or not you are associated with NYU. Use the link below to register for this event’s online/remote option.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Join us for a special launch event celebrating singer-songwriter, educator and poet Jamila Woods’ 2021-2022 Artist Residency at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Woods will be in conversation with Dr. Joan Morgan, acclaimed writer, scholar and Program Director of NYU’s Center for Black Visual Culture. The conversation will cover Jamila Woods’ music and practice, and the way that themes of home and place inform her artistry; and students will have an opportunity to ask questions in a closing Q&A.
ABOUT JAMILA WOODS:
Tempering sharp and powerful lyrics with a smooth and emotive voice, Jamila Woods is a Chicago-bred singer-songwriter, educator, and award-winning poet whose inspirations include Gwendolyn Brooks and Toni Morrison. Following the 2016 release of her debut album HEAVN via Chicago label Closed Sessions, Jamila received critical acclaim for her singular genre-blending sound that is both rooted in soul and wholly modern. Her sophomore album LEGACY! LEGACY! Was released via JagJaguwar Records in 2019. It features 12 tracks named after writers, thinkers, and visual artists who have influenced her life and work. As a touring artist, Jamila has shared stages with Corinne Bailey Rae, Raphael Saadiq, Common, Brittany Howard, and many others. A Pushcart Prize-winning poet, her work was featured in the Library of American anthology “African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song” (2020). Jamila recently made her television debut, performing her Toni Morrison inspired track “SULA (Paperback)” on Colbert on January 6th 2021. She is currently conceptualizing her next album.
ABOUT JOAN MORGAN:
Dr. Joan Morgan is the Program Director of the Center for Black Visual Culture at New York University a graduate of NYU’s American Studies Ph.D. program. She is an award-winning cultural critic, feminist author, Grammy nominated songwriter and a pioneering hip-hop journalist. Morgan coined the term “hip-hop feminism” in 1999, when she published the groundbreaking book, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks it Down which is taught at universities globally. Regarded internationally as an expert on the topics of hip-hop, race and gender, Morgan has made numerous television, radio and film appearances. She has been a Visiting Scholar at The New School, Vanderbilt, Duke and Stanford Universities. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at her alma mater, New York University, in the department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Her most recent book is She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Jamaican-born and South Bronx bred, Morgan is a proud Native New Yorker.