Short-form + Black Classical Music

Nina Simone

Womens History Month #19

1 min readMar 20, 2022


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The cusp of the new millennium is when I first heard of Nina Simone, after I bought Point of No Return(1993). She sang on the soundtrack, I was hooked.

I really begin to explore music outside of the gospel genre. When music shops where only beginning to wane in popularity, I rushed to one and bought a compilation after conversing with the most pleasant senior woman, who giggled while reading “funkier than a mosquito’s tweeter” to me.

She stirred a dormant place in me when she sang. I’m convinced there’s significance in her voice and words intersecting with my consciousness, at that time in my life.

The High Priestess of Soul helped awaken my creative mind, exposing the connections between music, purpose, poetry, pain, joy.

Happy Womens History Month. Help me celebrate Nina Simone today.

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