Monday, May 2, 2011

Simone re-launches the Nina Simone website

In Celebration of Mother's Day Simone, Daughter of Legend Nina Simone, Re-Launches

On Sunday, May 8, Simone, the only child of legendary music artist Nina Simone will re-launch to share with the world -- the mother and the artist -- from a daughter's perspective through the redesigned web site.

Simone will be honoring her mother this year by capturing the milestones, as well as the peaks and valleys of her mother's celebrated life. In addition to intimate details and personal stories, will explore the many nuances and flavors that made up the more than 40 albums in her library. The site will also feature "Nina Simone Radio," a 24 hour/7 day-a-week internet radio station providing hundreds of recordings spanning over four decades, interviews and special guest commentary. Other additions will include unreleased recordings, archived video performances and an expanded photo gallery with unpublished photos.

An icon of American music and one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, Eunice Kathleen Waymon was born on February 21, 1933. She was a classically trained pianist, the consummate musical storyteller, a griot, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of work. She earned the moniker "High Priestess of Soul" for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment. She was who the world would come to know as Nina Simone.

"The vision I've always held, with regards to my mother's legacy, is finally gaining momentum," stated Simone. " will allow fans around the world to have access to her life, enjoy her music and revel in her message like never before. Mommy's legacy continues and this is just the beginning."

Popular Nina recordings include "I Put a Spell on You," "Four Women" (whereby Simone recorded a newer version of the original classic for the movie soundtrack "For Colored Girls"), Nina's own anthem of empowerment, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," and "Feeling Good."

In addition to being the executor of the Nina Simone estate, Simone is also a multi-talented artist, singer, songwriter and performer. Future projects for release this year include a double Nina Simone CD, which Simone will produce; Simone's own second CD release; and "I Put a Spell on You" European tour.

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