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Dame of the Day: Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Today’s Dame of the Day is Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003). The High Priestess of Soul blended her gospel upbringing with classical and jazz sensibilities to produce over 40 albums throughout her career. During the 1960s, Simone played an active role in the Civil Rights Movement and addressed racial inequality through her music. To this day, musicians from all walks of life cite her as an influence, but Simone’s voice was and always will be unmistakably her own.