Zendaya Dances In Video In Maya Angelou's Harlem Hopscotch!

Before her passing on May 28, 2014, Maya Angelou worked with producers to put her poetry to incredible hip-hop music in order to create the album Caged Bird Songs, which released in November. One of those songs, "Harlem Hopscotch" now has an incredible music feature featuring dancers including Zendaya!zendaya harlem hopscotch maya angelou

"Harlem Hopscotch" was one of 13 of Angelou's poems that she read aloud to record her unmistakable voice specifically for Caged Bird Songs. 

In the new video the poem, originally published in 1969, comes to life on the screen through the dance stylings of Zendaya, Derek Hough, Alfonso Ribeiro and many more, choreographed by NappyTabs!

The poem discusses overcoming adversity and persevering through obstacles,

beginning the video with a few lines from Angelou herself:

"I've learned that people will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel."

At first, the scene paints a black and white urban cityscape. As the dancing begins, it transforms to full color.

Check out the new video below and be sure to let us know what you think! You can join our Zendaya fan community and share your own moves with us at Sweety High!