Maya Angelou's Life in Music

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A Phenomenal Woman

Blues singer Ruthie Foster paid tribute to Maya Angelou in 2007 when she turned the poet’s “Phenomenal Woman” into a hit song. Further inspired by Dr. Angelou, she titled her fifth album The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster. 

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