This is powerful! You gotta read this.
It’s just what we need to celebrate on JazzDay! 🙂
“The worst thing about that kind of prejudice… is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough” -NINA SIMONE –
Never knew why I connected so much with this woman’s voice and songs until now.
We seemingly have nothing in common- she was a trained classical pianist, jazz and soul singer, and a proud African American lady ,actively a part of the American civil rights movement.
She hung out Martin Luther King! She was born in the 1930’s.
I ,on the other hand was born and grew up in South Africa. I am white. I as born in the early 1980’s when the apartheid regime was crumbling. The civil war moment was Huge.
I watched the documentary about her life on Netflix and I identified with this wild spirit within her. A…
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