Black History Month feature: Celebrating Nina Simone
Born Eunice Kathleen Wayman on February 21, 1933, Nina Simone was a singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the civil rights movement. She recorded more than 40 albums between 1958 and 1974, and had a hit in the United States in 1958 with "I Loves You, Porgy". She died of cancer on April 21st, 2003. We celebrate her lift and music for her birthday and Black History Month.
Jazz and the Black Experience
Spirituals, protest songs,
and music that highlights the African roots of Jazz