Thursday, April 19, 2012

Who Was Nina Simone?

Nina Simone was an extremely talented musician with a long and successful career.  While, her long and enduring interest in the civil rights movement kept her music out of the mainstream, she enjoyed numerous hits on the blues, jazz, and black charts.  She also enjoyed commercial success in France which is where she was living when she passed away at the age of 70.

Nina Simone
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She is considered a pioneer in the civil rights movement, jazz, and blues.  Her training was as a classical pianist but was denied a scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Music reportedly because of her race.

Nina Simone released a total of 58 albums studio and collections and was the subject of the french film  "Nina Simone: Le Legende."


Nazneen Tonse said...

Lovely idea for a blog! Thanks for keeping their voices alive :o)

Joel said...

Thanks Nazneen. I really enjoy writing it.