I’ve just launched a podcast called Resounding Verse. Each episode explores a poem and a musical setting of it. In this audio post I present Episode 1, which discusses Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman” Farayi Malek’s song of the same name. You can find two other episodes, as well as more information about the podcast, at https://resoundingverse.buzzsprout.com/.
The post includes a recording of Malek’s song (beginning 11 minutes and 23 seconds in), performed by the following musicians:
Farayi Malek, voice
Jason Yeager, piano
Margaux Vranken, organ
Aaron Holthus, bass
Jas Kayser, drums
Lihi Haruvi, alto sax
Kiera Harman, trombone
Aiden Lombard, trumpet
As you begin listening, it would be good to have access to the poem.
The photo of Maya Angelou is by Dwight Carter (2011); it is licensed under Creative Commons.
The photo of Farayi Malek is by Alyssa Wang and is used with Malek’s permission.