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The amazing Nina Simone

Nina Simone (performer)
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The amazing Nina Simone The amazing Nina Simone

The amazing Nina Simone

Title
The amazing Nina Simone
Performer
Nina Simone 1933-2003 (zang)
Publisher
Matchball Records, 2020
1 cd
Recording date
1959
Playing time
01:16:28
EAN
8436569194911
CDR
JFX7083
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

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About Nina Simone

Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), known professionally as Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

The sixth of eight children born to a poor family in Tryon, North Carolina, Simone initially aspired to be a concert pianist. With the help of a few supporters in her hometown, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. She then applied for a scholarship to study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she was denied admission despite a well-received audition, which she attributed to racism. In 2003, just days before her death, the Institute awarded her an honorary degree.

To make a living, Simone started playing piano at a nightclub in Atlantic City. She changed her name to "Nina Simone" to disgu…Read more on Wikipedia