Friday, November 7, 2014

Maya Angelou's First Posthumous Album 'Caged Bird Songs' Debuts


Even after Maya Angelou’s death, the late great poet, activist, singer and actress’ influence on the arts continues to live on with the release of her posthumous album, ‘Caged Bird Songs.’

Producer RoccStarr (whose crafted songs for Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson and CeeLo Green) and Shawn Rivera (the lead singer of Az Yet) produced the LP, blending Angelou’s famed spoken words with contemporary hip hop production.

Angelou gave details on the making of the album before she passed in an exclusive video obtained by AOL. She describes the impact ‘Caged Bird Songs’ will have on music and on society. “This project is important. It’s woven into the tapestry of our lives, and we’re being serious and giving and kind about it, so obviously it’s going somewhere,” the poet shared.

‘Caged Bird Songs’ is available now on iTunes and Amazon, with a deluxe version available exclusively at Amazon. For more information on ‘Caged Bird Songs,’ visit

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