Monday, December 29, 2014

Music Video: Maya Angelou "Harlem Hopscotch"

Derek Hough of "Dancing With The Stars"

One of Maya Angelou's final projects before her death earlier this year was a collaborative hip hop album called "Caged Bird Songs."

Now, one of the songs - "Harlem Hopscotch" - has it's very own dance video.

From the clip description:

The song is about encouraging everyone, especially young people to persevere through life despite any obstacles! The game of hopscotch is symbolic of the difficulties of life and the obstacles that some face, whether they be wealthy or poor.

The video features appearances by actress and singer Nia Peeples (“Fame”, “Pretty Little Liars”), dancer/choreographer Derek Hough, actor Alfonso Ribeiro, actress/singer Zendaya, dancer/choreographer Ian Eastwood, Quest Crew and dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew.”

“Caged Bird Songs” is a unique musical collaboration produced by RoccStar and Shawn Rivera, that thoughtfully blends iconic American author Dr. Maya Angelou's words and vocal performances with contemporary hip-hop beats.

For more information: cagedbirdsongs.com






(h/t JMG)

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