jazz

what happened miss simone? out on netflix

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1950:  Photo of Nina Simone  Photo by Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Imageswith people around the world uniting for the black lives matter movement, this summer is the perfect time to celebrate one of the greatest musicians and revolutionaries of the 20th century. what happened, miss simone? was released on netflix friday and is an intimate view into the nina simone’s life.  using previously unreleased footage, letters and interviews with close family and friends, the singer-songwriter’s words and life are just as relevant now as they were the day dr. martin luther king jr. was murdered.

crush of the week: chargaux

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charly and margaux, known as chargaux, are two sisters killing the violin and viola. their music is the perfect mix of jazz and r&b with hip hop influences — AND their style is impeccable. i’m head over heels in love with their music.

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crush of the week: black icons

hazel scott and lena hornethis week’s crush of the week pays homage to black women’s legacy of breathtaking beauty. i admire hazel scott, lena horne, pearl bailey, dorothy dandridge, eartha kitt, nina simone and diana ross for winning the fight to be recognized despite all odds.lena hornepearl

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