A Brief One from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large
Posted February 28th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
This being the final day of Black History Month, I thought I would end our Niagara At Large honouring of it with one more song.
There are so many great songs of struggle against racial hatred and for the civil rights that defeats it to choose from, but I decided to go with one from one of the most fearless American musicians and activists over the past 50 or 60 years – the late Nina Simone.
She was an accomplished classical pianist, as well as a great writer and performer of jazz, gospel and R&B oriented songs, along with being a magnetic singer. So here is a song that became an anthem for the civil rights movement.
You can hear and watch Nina Simone delivering a life performance of it by clicking on the screen immediately below –
If you can find a way of calling it up on NETFLIX or getting a copy of it, there is also a wonderful documentary on the brilliant, yet tragic life of this great artist called ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’
Meanwhile, let’s do our best to live together. On that note, here is an encore song for the road –
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