Maya Songs, a musical tribute to the poetry of the late Dr. Maya Angelou, is presented on Martin Luther King Day, January 16 at 7 PM, at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery.
Ray Leslee (Avenue X) has set the late Angelou's poetry to music. Lyrics are used with permission of Caged Bird Legacy.
Angelou’s best-known writings include the first of her seven memoirs, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; the poem she wrote for and recited at President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration in 1993, “On the Pulse of the Morning”; and her two most popular poems, which have become anthems for generations of people of all races: “Still I Rise” and “Phenomenal Woman.”
St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery is located at 131 East 10th Street. Admission is free, although there is a $20 suggested donation.