"I am a work in progress--
dressed in the fabric of a world unfolding--
offering me intricate patterns of questions--
rhythms that never come clean--
and strengths that you still haven't seen"
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
another light goes out
Odetta Holmes dies at 77
December 3, 2008
Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was 77.