Maya Angelou's Life in Music

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A Caged Bird Sings

Alicia Keys definitely drew from Maya Angelou when she released her debut, Songs in A Minor, in 2001. One of the album’s tracks, “Caged Bird,” is a reworking of Maya’s poem of the same name. The song and the poem describe how the entrapped creature turns to music to find solace. (Photo: Timothy Hiatt/FilmMagic)

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