Wanting Memories- A Tribute to Ysaye Barnwell on Her 75th Birthday
“Wanting Memories”, a song composed by Ysaye Barnwell, has touched millions around the world with its simple, profound beauty. Raise Your Voice Labs organized and produced this music video of “Wanting Memories” to pay tribute to Ysaye Barnwell on her 75th Birthday, and thank her for her lifelong legacy of building musical community.
Ysaye M. Barnwell holds a doctorate in speech pathology and a postdoctoral degree in public health. Since 1979, she has performed and recorded with the internationally renowned a cappella quintet Sweet Honey in the Rock and composed some of the group’s most popular songs. She appears on more than 20 recordings, has composed music for Sesame Street and many other projects, and is also an actress and an author. In August of 2016 President Obama appointed her a member of the National Council on the Arts.