Wed 3/21 @ 7PM
Few voices in 20th century music were more powerful than Nina Simone’s. The singer, who launched her career in the 1950s, was a pianist, vocalist, songwriter and arranger whose musical grasp spanned jazz, R&B, pop, classical music, gospel blues and folk. She was also a militant civil rights advocate who became a voice for the movement in the ’60s with tunes such as “Mississippi Goddam,” written in response to the bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama church that killed four young girls.
The 2015 Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? features previously unreleased footage and interviews with Simone’s daughter and friends. It will screen at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Foster Theater. Tickets are $5.50.