Singer Soumita Saha’s Birthday Tribute To Maya Angelou
Singer Soumita Saha’s Birthday Tribute To Maya Angelou. Kolata Songbird bridges the American poet’s work with current global scenario paying tribute to Maya Angelou on her Birthday
Social distancing, Lockdown, and home confinement is not pleasant, but by now we all are well informed about the hobbies and interests of celebrities. Even though we keep seeing people ranting about how boring their life looks now, some of us haven’t forgotten the existence and influence of life-changing revolutionary personalities even in this crucial time. Kolkata’s international songbird remembers how Maya Angelou’s lines are something we can relate to. She paid tribute to the American poet by posting a beautiful artwork that shows Maya Angelou’s Portrait amalgamated with a doodle depicting her literary work. Soumita is not only a famous singer but also one of the most eminent contemporary painter known for her artwork nationwide.
She is an admirer of Maya, who was an acclaimed American poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer, Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. Angelou had a broad career as a singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, but became most famous as a writer, editor, essayist, playwright, and poet. As a civil rights activist, Angelou worked for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. She was also an educator and served as the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. By 1975, wrote Carol E. Neubauer in Southern Women Writers: The New Generation, Angelou was recognized “as a spokesperson for… all people who are committed to raising the moral standards of living in the United States.”
She served on two presidential committees, for Gerald Ford in 1975 and for Jimmy Carter in 1977. In 2000, Angelou was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton. In 2010, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S., by President Barack Obama. Angelou was awarded over 50 honorary degrees before her death.
On the poet’s birthday 4th April the international singer and Ace Painter paid tribute to her saying “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude” she said, we don’t like the lockdown phase, but changing it is not possible. The global crisis we’re facing needs a solution and lockdown are expected to be one, so all we can do is change our attitude towards this lockdown and accept as a preventive measure.
Maya Angelou was born in this day 1948