Nina Simone: Black History Month
Nina Simone Eunice also known as Kathleen Waymon was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. She was widely associated with jazz music. Her most popular songs include ‘Feeling Good’, ‘I Put A Spell On You’ and our favourite ‘Four Women’
DATE OF BIRTH
21 February 1933 - 21 April 2003
WE ADMIRE HER BECAUSE
Nina was a talented and skilled musician who was able to play the piano by ear from the early age of three. She referred to herself as being a classical musician – which we definitely agree with, because of her ability to fuse different genres of music, making her sound distinctive which is rendered honest by her vocals. Nina Simone’s music was highly influential in the fight for equal rights in the United States. She received two honorary degrees in music and humanities, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Malcolm X College.
In honour of Black History Month, we are sharing with you four historical and phenomenal figures who impacted the world in different ways and are inspirational. We created images inspired by them through which we were able to capture their essence.