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Nina Simone

Nina Simone

1933 - 2003

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Jazz, Vocal jazz

Although known as the "High Priestess of Soul," renowned vocalist and pianist Nina Simone covered a dizzying array of musical styles: soul, jazz, pop, blues, gospel and folk,  to name a few. The enigmatic songstress imbued her achingly fragile ballads on love and loss with the same honesty and soulfulness as her politically-charged protest songs about racial injustice. After experiencing a comeback in the mid-1980s, Simone's elegant and eloquent body of work continues to inspire.



  • Nina Simone (1992) - Médiathèque Jazz

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