Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Nina Simone: Protest Anthology
Here's Nina Simone, in an incredibly intense performance, sounding as passionate and comfortable belting out a rock song as she does singing jazz or blues. You'll find it on Protest Anthology, a collection of 8 previously unreleased video interviews, in which she expresses her views on political and racial issues, and 11 unheard live tracks. This is the first in a series of five anthologies of Nina Simone rarities.
Nina Simone - Revolution (mp3)
Watch this interview clip from the series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4QCrrzaX6U
"An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times...How can you be an artist and not reflect the times?"