Chance are, you don’t know singer Alicia Olatuja by name. This talented young mezzo-soprano wowed everyone at the 2013 presidential inauguration of Barack Obama with her solo during the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s performance of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Alicia has sung with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir since 2007 and has sung with a variety of other singers and musicians such as Christian McBride, Chaka Khan and Bebe Winans.
Intuition: Songs From The Minds Of Women
Now could not be a better time to deliver a project that celebrates and champions women and their work.
2018 has been the year of the women and Intuition: Songs From The Minds of Women, a great compilation focusing on the rich contributions of expressions by esteemed female composers like: Sade, Angela Bofill, Tracey Chapman, Joni Mitchell, Linda Creed, Brenda Russell, Kate Bush, (with a Maxwell twist) , is wrapped in diverse music styles including soul, jazz, classical and gospel, as presented in music by Alicia Olatuja. Appropriately titled and timed.
Alicia’s striking and widely seen 2013 solo performance before millions+, as the African-American lead female vocalist at America’s first-ever elected black President, Barack Obama’s second inauguration during her moment in history. Singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” in global television audience, was evident of her proven record as a lustrous classically trained vocalist.
“The young lady was breathtaking… fantastic… unreal.”
In recognition of Black History Month (2/2019) and National Women’s Month (3/2019), I am pitching to have Alicia as a featured artist who has achieved what most only dream of, to sing and introduce her concept album before your audience, as we embrace these important times in our own lives and our history.
“[a] singer with a strong, lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage.”
-New York Times
The future is female being able to create and contribute, being heard and validated, feeling more empowered in a wave of expressions through film, television, the media and in song.
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Inauguration Performance: “The Battle Hymn of the Republic””
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