Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone,” Olatuja combines the earthy with the sublime, bringing a grounded relatability to genres as sophisticated as classical, as venerated as jazz, and as gritty as R&B. On her stunning Resilience Music Alliance debut, Intuition: Songs From The Minds Of Women, Olatuja lends her distinctive approach to celebrating the artistic output of noted female composers. Olatuja’s Intuition is a carefully crafted statement of female empowerment at a pivotal moment in our cultural history. Olatuja’s vocal excellence stunned a global audience of millions during the second inauguration ceremony in 2013 for President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, with a soaring featured solo during the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
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