Carol Lynn Maillard
|Carol Lynn Maillard|
|Born||March 4, 1951|
|Occupation(s)||composer, singer, musician, actress|
|Labels||Appleseed/Earthbeat/MFLP, Redwood Records, Flying Fish/Rounder, Rykodisc|
|Associated acts||Sweet Honey in the Rock|
Early life and education
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Maillard was a student of the GESU SCHOOL in Philadelphia and also graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School. She graduated from The Catholic University of America with a major in theater in 1973
Stage and Screen
Maillard has acting credits that include roles on Broadway (Eubie!, Comin' Uptown, Beehive); Off-Broadway (in several Negro Ensemble Company productions like Zooman and the Sign, and in New York Shakespeare Festival productions); television (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Hallelujah!); and film (Beloved, Thirty to Life). Much of her career has involved participating in works that are Afro-centric and steeped in African American orality, as well as uplift and support of Black culture
She is a founding member of the group Sweet Honey in the Rock, and has composed and arranged many of that group's songs. Maillard has described the creation of that group as something connecting to the social movements of the time, but also equally inspired by contemporary experimental theater and contemporary popular music. That group has been nominated for a Grammy multiple times, won a Grammy Award for their contribution to the Smithsonian Folkways A Vision Shared album, and have won multiple Washington Area Music Awards Wammies Most of her solo compositions are published via 4 Jagelish Music.
- Liz Bench, International Musician's Network. "About Sweet Honey: Biographies: Carol Maillard". Sweet Honey in the Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
- O'Connor, John J. (1982-02-23). "TV: 'For Colored Girls' on 'American Playhouse'". New York Times.
- Boston, Taquiena; Katz, Vera (1983). "Witnesses to a Possibility: The Black Theater Movement in Washington, D. C., 1968-1976". Black American Literature Forum. 17 (1): 22–26.
- "Sweet Honey in the Rock Licensing and Permissions". Sweet Honey in the Rock Official Website. Retrieved 9 Mar 2017.
- Reagon, Bernice Johnson (1985). "Power of Communal Song". In Kahn, Douglas. Cultures in Contention. Seattle, WA: Real Comet Press. pp. 176–177. ISBN 9780941104067.
- Thomas, Sarah (17 July 2015). "When the Obamas are among your biggest fans it's just Sweet". The Age. Melbourne, Australia. p. 33.
- Reagon, Bernice Johnson; Sweet Honey in the Rock (1993). We Who Believe in Freedom: Sweet Honey in the Rock Still on the Journey. New York: Anchor Books. ISBN 9780385468619.
- Schreibman, Mike (5 Jul 2013). "Wammie Winners 1985 - 2012 Alphabetical List". Washington Area Music Association. Retrieved 10 Mar 2017.
- Maillard, Carol Lynn (2003). ""The Women Gather"". Sing Out! – via JSTOR.
- Hayes, Eileen (2006). "Not Your Mother's Racial Uplift: Sweet Honey in the Rock, Journey, and Representation: Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice". Women Music. 10 (3): 71–79,124. ISSN 1090-7505 – via ProQuest LLC.
- Carol Lynn Maillard at the Internet Broadway Database
- Carol Lynn Maillard at Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Carol Lynn Maillard on Internet Movie Database
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