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Nina Simone: Notions of being a Black artists in turbulent times.

As an artist whose artistic practice draws on the notions of acceptance and inclusion when it comes to race, beauty and gender I feel so inspired by Nina Simone's thoughts and actions during the fight for civil and equal rights! Here's a quote from the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone that is so prevalent today.

 "I chose to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself in... that to me is my duty! And at this crucial time in our lives when everything is so desperate and everyday is a matter of survival... How can you be an artist and NOT reflect the times?"
                                                                                                                  Nina Simone




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  1. Listen to Nina Simone music on wnyc radio. Enjoy her great music composition.

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