Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Maya Angelou's Caged Bird Songs Available Today

Maya Angelou's Caged Bird Songs Available Today via Smooch Music

Rare Footage of Maya Angelou Discussing the Album's Impact Exclusively at AOL.com

"One of this fall's most interesting and inspired releases" - Yahoo

The late iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer, and lecturer Dr. Maya Angelou's long-awaited album Caged Bird Songs is officially available today via Smooch Music. The album blends Maya's poetic spoken words with modern hip-hop production, and was produced by RoccStarr (Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, CeeLo Green) and Shawn Rivera (lead singer of Az Yet, the R&B vocal pop group formerly on La Face/Arista Records). Before her passing, Maya discussed the album and its impact, saying, "This project is important. It's woven into the tapestry of our lives, and we're being serious and giving and kind about it." In celebration of Caged Bird Songs, a very special and rare clip of Maya discussing the album's impact can be seen exclusively at AOL.com.

Yahoo Music refers to Caged Bird Songs as "one of this fall's most interesting and inspired releases," and PopMatters raves "you'd be hard-pressed to find a more creative way to celebrate the legacy of Maya Angelou than to put some slap bass behind her evocative spoken word poetry." Rolling Stone highlights Maya's words as having a "tight, hip-hop cadence," while also mentioning the stylistic diversity of the album - "backing tracks bring in elements of funk, boom-bap, and even surf rock."

Caged Bird Songs is available on iTunes and Amazon, with a deluxe version available exclusively at Amazon. For more information on Caged Bird Songs, visit www.cagedbirdsongs.com.

Maya Angelou Footage on AOL: http://features.aol.com/video/rare-footage-shows-maya-angelou-discussing-her-long-awaited-album

Purchase on iTunes: smarturl.it/CagedBirdSongsiTunes

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