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Duration: 30 minutes

Profile of Odetta, dubbed the Queen of Folk by Martin Luther King, who died at the age of 77 in December 2008.

Born in Alabama in times of harsh racial segregation, Odetta said she healed her hatred and hurt by singing. Through her own words in a long, intimate interview with the BBC, the film pays tribute to the life and work of a great guitarist, singer and civil rights campaigner who was hugely influential on the 60s folk revival. Featuring concert footage from throughout her 50-year career.

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Wed 11 Feb 2009 02:05 BBC Four


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