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Nina Simone Nina Simone
Audio biography of the skilful musical storyteller, who used her unique talent to create a legacy of empowerment, passion, liberation and love through a magnificent colourful body of works

01/01/2018 9AM | THEGREATS | Floriane McBain

Audio biography of one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, not least an icon of American music. Nina Simone was a skilful musical storyteller, who used her unique talent to create a legacy of empowerment, passion, liberation and love through a magnificent colourful body of works.

Nina Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles
including classical, jazz, blues, soul, folk, rhythm and blues, gospel, and pop. The unique talents of Nina Simone along with her regal bearing and commanding stage presence earned her the name ‘High Priestess of Soul’.

Nina Simone had the ability to weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment.



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