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Nina Simone

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Tryon, North Carolina, USA (1933 – 2003)

Eunice Kathleen Waymon (21 February 1933 – 21 April 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone, was an American , pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including , , , , , , , and .

Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on 21st February 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, USA, one of eight children. Like a number of other black singers in the U.S., she was inspired as a child by Marian Anderson, and began singing at her local church, also showing great talent as a pianist. Her public debut, a piano recital, was made at the age of ten. Her parents, who had taken seats in the front row, were forced to move to the back of the hall to make way for white audience members. This incident contributed to her later involvement in the civil rights movement.

Simone’s mother, Mary Kate Waymon (who lived into her late nineties) was a strict Methodist minister; her father, John Divine Waymon, was a handyman and sometime barber who suffered bouts of ill-health. Mrs Waymon worked as a maid, and her employer, hearing of Nina’s talent, provided funds for piano lessons for the little girl. Subsequently, a local fund was set up to assist in Eunice’s continued education.

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  • ameole

    really good

    31 Jul 9:15pm Reply
  • Theelusiveg0y

    ESSA MULHER NÃO TEM LIMITES <3

    27 Jul 2:18am Reply
  • Theelusiveg0y

    dona da voz

    27 Jul 2:18am Reply
  • Ayslan

    "You give me second class houses, and second class schools, Do you think that all colored folks, Are just second class fools, Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you, With the backlash blues". - The Backlash Blues

    25 Jul 9:48pm Reply
  • fefogoulart

    RAINHA

    21 Jul 2:34pm Reply
  • LarixLecter

    All of Nina Simone's fans on here need to watch the new documentary called "What Happened, Miss Simone." There are things we didn't know that make what she did even more powerful and moving. [4]

    18 Jul 5:07am Reply
  • meninoestranho

    What Happened, Miss Simone? ♥

    17 Jul 4:38pm Reply
  • MatheusFellix

    All of Nina Simone's fans on here need to watch the new documentary called "What Happened, Miss Simone." There are things we didn't know that make what she did even more powerful and moving. [3] é bem foda o documentario mesmo, eu amei!!

    5 Jul 8:24pm Reply
  • Herick_MS

    o documentário da netflix sobre ela é absolutamente fantástico mesmo

    5 Jul 6:24am Reply
  • fckshit

    All of Nina Simone's fans on here need to watch the new documentary called "What Happened, Miss Simone." There are things we didn't know that make what she did even more powerful and moving. [2] inspiradora!!

    1 Jul 5:20pm Reply
  • ChristFollower3

    “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” –Romans 10:13

    1 Jul 3:15am Reply
  • equinoxvox

    All of Nina Simone's fans on here need to watch the new documentary called "What Happened, Miss Simone." There are things we didn't know that make what she did even more powerful and moving.

    29 Jun 3:22am Reply
  • ashablack

    Nina was so unconventional and so unique, her sound was so diverse that I feel she was a pioneer in creating what later became known as 'alternative' music.

    26 Jun 3:58am Reply
  • Theelusiveg0y

    Me sinto orgulhoso de partilhar a mesma personalidade que a tua, nina :)

    6 Jun 12:41am Reply
  • MeChamoGiovane

    Poderia ouvir Nina Simone o dia I-N-T-E-I-R-O. Daquelas artistas diferenciadas, que atingem um público específico, e os destroem com músicas incríveis.

    5 Jun 5:12pm Reply
  • macavi93

    My Queen, forever <3

    1 Jun 5:35pm Reply
  • andressafic

    A bixa é bonita a bixa fecha Rainha <3

    1 Jun 4:44pm Reply
  • thonyorke

    que voz, que rainha da porra

    22 May 12:22pm Reply
  • mugiwara95

    puta que pariu que voz é essa? ♥

    15 May 6:27pm Reply
  • Theelusiveg0y

    rainha

    9 May 6:14am Reply
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