15 Jul 2015

Marty Duda's artist of the week - Nina Simone

From Nine To Noon, 11:06 am on 15 July 2015

Nina Simone was one of the most distinctive and passionate artists of the past 60 years, combining elements of jazz, classical, blues and folk to deliver her own very personal music. Growing up she was an aspiring classical pianist but she became one of the most outspoken voice in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement thanks to songs such as Mississippi Goddam and To Be Young, Gifted And Black. This week a new tribute album is being released featuring contributions by Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Common and Usher, among others and a new documentary titled, What Happened, Miss Simone?