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    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  The memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Actor Harry Belafonte attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Writer Maya Angelou attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Choreographer Geoffrey Holden attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Choreographer Geoffrey Holden attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  (L-R) Choreographer Geoffrey Holden and Sonia Sanchez attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Writer Maya Angelou attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Actor Harry Belafonte attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Actor Harry Belafonte attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  (L-R) Actor Harry Belafonte and choreographer Geoffrey Holden attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  (L-R) Actor Harry Belafonte and choreographer Geoffrey Holden attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  (L-R) Choreographer Geoffrey Holden and Sonia Sanchez attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Writer Maya Angelou attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Choreographer Geoffrey Holden attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Choreographer Geoffrey Holden attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 29:  (FILE PHOTO) Singer Odetta attends the "Campaign for The Ossie Davis Endowment" at the Martin Luther King Labor Center February 29, 2008 in New York City. It was reported that Odetta, a influential folk singer during the civil rights movement died at the age of 77 after being hospitalized for kidney failure December 3, 2008.
    • Odetta - NEW YORK - MAY 11: (FILE PHOTO) Odetta performs during a fundraiser to increase minority voter registration and voter mobilization hosted by Voices for Working Families and the MoveOn. org Voter Fund at the Apollo Theater May 11, 2004 in New York City. It was reported that Odetta, a influential folk singer during the civil rights movement died at the age of 77 after being hospitalized for kidney failure December 3, 2008.
    American singer, guitarist, songwriter, and human rights activist, who was an important figure in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and '60s.b. December 31, 1930 (Birmingham, AL, USA)d. December 2, 2008 (New York City, NY, USA)Her musical repertoire consisted largely of American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals. She was an important influence on many musicians including Bob ...more


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