"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."
I am sad to hear that the legendary author and poet, Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. After battling health problems recently, she was found by her caretaker in Winston-Salem, NC on Wednesday morning.
The author and poet published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several poetry books and is known for a list of plays, movies and various shows for over 50 years. Dozen of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees are credited to her name.
As well as these major achievements, she also experimented with the music industry. Prior to worldwide fame as an author, in 1957 she released an album of calypso music entitled Miss Calypso. Working with the iconic mind of M*A*S*H and Batman Tommy Tedesco, they got the most out of the Afro-Caribbean genre which was first made popular by Harry Belafonte, making an exotic album for the clubs. She toured around the U.S., visiting different venues and attained mild commercial success. The album is considered to be one of the most significant works for the calypso genre and was reissued on CD in 1995.
They are so worth checking out in memory of Miss Angelou.
And some of her remarkable poetry.
I hope you take a moment and reflect what an amazing woman she was.
Her music, her words, her inspiration.. her legend will continue to live on.
Thankyou for reading.