Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nina Simone in 1969

Was there anyone quite like Nina Simone?  Was there another artist whose voice, whose eyes projected the pain and possibility of a generation?  She was uncompromising as a musician and it seems she paid a huge price for this.  But these days, as we insist that "Black Lives Matter," Nina Simone's voice rises again.  To call us back, to move us forward.

Nina Simone - Live at the Harlem Festival 1969 from Nina Simone on Vimeo.