Bob Marley’s music is an inspiration for many! His message of music and love inspired multiple children’s books and our play, Bob Marley’s Three Birds. We asked our cast, if THEY could pick any song to inspire a musical, what would it be and why?
BaBopByeYa, by Janelle Monae is my song choice to turn into a musical because of the orchestra’s melody and beautiful dynamics of swelling, quieting, and differentiating rhythms & tempos – there’s a story for any and everyone built throughout the song as one listens.
The song that I would choose to inspire a musical would be Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston. It speaks to believing in and loving yourself, and finding that what you’ve been looking for in others has been inside of you the whole time.
The song that I would use to inspire a musical is He’s So Fine by The Chiffons. I think it’s a gorgeous song and would love to see a musical dedicated to doo wop girls of the 60’s, especially one discussing the racial discrimination and the colorism of the time.
I would choose Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. It’s a perfect example that seeking validation from others will not fulfill you. No one will love/accept you MORE than you yourself.
Bring Back the Days of Yea and Nay by the Winans is my choice of song because I can’t wait for life to get back to normal.
I Am by Dominique Morgan, the song inspires me as a black trans artist, with its message of rising out of dark times to become who we are meant to be.