Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Why Music Matters - Nina Simone

Nina Simone (1933 – 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. A keen advocate of the Civil Rights Movement, Simone used her music as a powerful force for social change. "Collaborating with Illustrator Laura Dockrill, we were inspired by Simone’s story to create a narrative that was honest and evocative. Innocent illustrations on coloured paper clash and tear to tell the tale of a poor, child prodigy’s journey to become The High Priestess of Soul" -- video uploaded by Ali Assaf

-- Why Music Matters Youtube channel

Music Matters: Nina Simone from Ali Assaf on Vimeo.

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