28 Burst results for "Nina Simone"
Bond and 'Willy Wonka' songwriter Leslie Bricusse dies at 90
"Songwriter Leslie Bricusse died Tuesday at the age of ninety according to his son no cause of death was given I marches are a letter with a look at his career S. Leslie Bricusse room for stage and screen but his songs often became pop he wrote the score for the nineteen seventy one film **** Wonka and the chocolate factory which featured the candy man and your imagination precursor lyrics for John berry's music for the bond theme songs Goldfinger and you only live twice Amanda because when an Oscar for writing talk to the animals from doctor do little and then fees and he wrote Nina Simone signature song feeling good
Black Widow Movie Review
"Spectacle of the big screen. Variety has also been in great supply recently. We'll get to several new releases this week. Well several being four steven soderbergh's latest the crime drama. No sudden move. That came to hbo. Max last week. Don cheadle the neo del toro and a bunch of other great actors in that one also summer of soul from first time. Director quests love came to theaters into hulu that concert doc about a nineteen sixty nine harlem concert series that featured performances by nina simone stevie wonder sly and the family stone and many more all of those having never been seen since nineteen sixty nine our review of that one could just be a ranking of our top five favorite moments. We might. We might even do that. Josh that would probably get us through the first half hour of the movie. I think we can pick five from that. Yeah you also caught up with zola which stars riley keough a wild road trip tale inspired at least in part by an infamous twitter thread. I can't wait for you to unpack that and more later in the show. But i the is finally back on a big screen near you after a handful of disney plus streaming series phase for kicks off with the scarlett johansson starring feature black widow. Fine an enter. I mean mistakes. A lot of enemies is called signs. Taskmaster he controls the red room. They're manipulated fully conscious but no choices. I should have come back for you. How many others are call. Her black widow call her and natasha. Romanoff scarlett johansson returns as the former kgb assassin turned avenger in the twenty fourth mc feature which is named after her now timeline. Wise black widow takes place in the aftermath of captain america civil war. I think i've got that right. Adam had to confirm it with my daughter who knows more about the than i do. I think that's correct
"nina simone" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
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"nina simone" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Diversify racism they take it off line too. I feel like we should note and rachel lindsay points out in her piece like she had to hire security personal security To quite literally. Protect her physically. Yes it's not. Just i think to think about hatred online. It often gets watered down in people's minds to oh trolls and name calling and just mutant block them. Get over no. This is very real. It is mentally emotionally and physically damaging. And i can't wait to read rachel. Lindsay's book honestly. Yeah he's like. I will be first in line to preorder that. Tell all because. I cannot recommend this piece enough. There's just a lot of details like if you watch the bachelor you'll want to know but even if you don't i mean madison you you're reading this piece and you were like. Wow i idea. And i was like another bachelor idea and then you read the piece. And you're like okay. This franchises wild messy messy messy. But that's enough on a racism today after the break. We'll be back with more racism at different kind of racism or respectability politics. Whatever specifically we'll be talking about the drama then full on twitter over the weekend after khloe bailey of the iconic duo chloe and halle did a juneteenth tribute set to cover of nina simone feeling good that went viral for a few. Maybe like twenty seven. Different reasons is a new will. Explain all twenty-seven of those after the break it's a new love me and to noon domus and new new live for me and feeding in right now. Our lives are on our phones. I am constantly staring at twitter watching tiktok sending work emails forgetting to call my mom. There's just no room for fraud calls thankfully. At and t. Makes customer security a priority helping block those pesky calls. It's not complicated. At and t. Active armor twenty four seven proactive network security and fraud call blocking to help stop threats at no extra charge. Compatible device and service required visit att dot com slash active armor for details. This episode of icy he. Why am i is brought to you by gold. Peak tea gold. Real bertie is about as refreshing as it gets and they're committed to showing off the natural goodness of t plain and simple goldfish rover. T comes in a variety of flavors including sweet unsweetened and georgia peach multi fans will notice that. Gold silver t. Gotta make over the outside of every bottle now has a brand new look but inside. It's the same real brewed tea. You know and love gold peak. Rilburg t is real about. What's good like being unapologetically. Wholesome with your family is your family is too real for t. That's fake. Look for gold. Peak rover t in its newly redesigned bottle. Wherever you grab your groceries. Don't just it real. Keep it real brewed gold peak. Real t stay gold okay. We are back and feeling good. You just had to you. i really. It was right there yet. Low hanging fruit my apologies to these date of nina simone. Please don't me. i don't even know where to start with this story. But i guess we can say that. It starts on june team when Early of chlorine halley. Who if you don't know where have you been. But they are the kind of musical wonder kids proteges of beyond say their album ungodly hour superb in every single way. Where were you truly. where were you anyway. Khloe one of the sisters of the duo performed rendition of nina simone. Feeling good for a juneteenth special on. Abc and This friend dish in was interesting to save. It looks great. She's in like on black body suit. She looks absolutely incredible and so she's wearing this. This incredible outfit. She's in a room alone. As most kind of pandemic arab performances are for specials. Now and.
"nina simone" Discussed on ICYMI
"Diversify racism they take it off line too. I feel like we should note and rachel lindsay points out in her piece like she had to hire security personal security To quite literally. Protect her physically. Yes it's not. Just i think to think about hatred online. It often gets watered down in people's minds to oh trolls and name calling and just mutant block them. Get over no. This is very real. It is mentally emotionally and physically damaging. And i can't wait to read this book honestly. Yeah he's like. I will be first in line to preorder that. Tell all because. I cannot recommend this piece enough. There's just a lot of details like if you watch the bachelor you'll want to know but even if you don't there's i mean madison you you're reading this piece and you were like. Wow i idea. And i was like another bachelor idea and then you read the piece. And you're like okay. This franchises wild messy messy messy. But that's enough on a racism today after the break. We'll be back with more racism at different kind of racism or respectability politics. Whatever specifically we'll be talking about the drama then full on twitter over the weekend after khloe bailey of the conic duo chloe and halle did a juneteenth tribute set to cover of nina. Simone feeling good that went viral for a few. Maybe like twenty seven. Different reasons is a new will. Explain all twenty-seven of those after the break it's a new love me and to noon domus and new new live for me and feeding in right now. Our lives are on our phones. I am constantly staring at twitter watching tiktok sending work emails forgetting to call my mom. There's just no room for fraud calls thankfully. At and t. Makes customer security a priority helping block those pesky calls. It's not complicated. At and t. Active armor twenty four seven proactive network security and fraud call blocking to help stop threats at no extra charge. Compatible device and service required visit att dot com slash active armor for details. This episode of ice he. Why am i is brought to you by gold. Peak tea gold. Real bertie is about as refreshing as it gets and they're committed to showing off the natural goodness of t plain and simple goldfish rover. T comes in a variety of flavors including sweet unsweetened and georgia peach multi fans will notice that. Gold silver t. Gotta make over the outside of every bottle now has a brand new look but inside. It's the same real brewed tea. You know and love gold peak. Rilburg t is real about. What's good like being unapologetically. Wholesome with your family is your family is too real for t. That's fake. Look for gold. Peak rover t in its newly redesigned bottle. Wherever you grab your groceries. Don't just it real. Keep it real brewed gold peak. Real t stay gold okay. We are back and feeling good. You just had to you. i really. It was right there yet. Low hanging fruit my apologies to these date of nina simone. Please don't see me. I don't even know where to start with this story. But i guess we can say that it starts june team when chloe bailey of chlorine halley. Who if you don't know where have you been. But they are the kind of musical wonder kids proteges of beyond say their album ungodly hour superb in every single way. Where were you truly. where were you anyway. Khloe one of the sisters of the duo performed rendition of nina simone. Feeling good for a juneteenth special on. Abc and This friend dish in was interesting to save. It looks great. She's in like on black body suit. She looks absolutely incredible and so she's wearing this. This incredible outfit. She's in a room alone. As most kind of pandemic arab performances are for specials. Now and.
Questlove uncovers 'Black Woodstock' in his hit Sundance doc
"I'm Julie Walker a landmark nineteen sixty nine Harlem concert series with Stevie Wonder Nina Simone sly and the family stone BB king and so many others finally becomes a documentary and it's pri Mary at the Sundance Film Festival summer of soul became a labor of love for first time director Questlove how easy is it for history to be erased and why is this mainly always having the black people that's an actual band leader was approached by producers to direct after footage from the concert which took place the same year end in the same state as Woodstock had been languishing in storage for decades now is my chance to change someone's life N. N. and tell a story that you know was almost erased the documentary open Sundance where it garnered immediate acclaim and countless at home dance parties for virtual festival goers including Questlove I'm Julie Walker
"nina simone" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I just sat down and over the song and it's a very Moving violent song because that's how I feel about the whole thing. It's called Mississippi Blank Blank. Why was this on Cam performance so important? Have to just start by saying as I'm sure many of your listeners know Nina Simone is one of our great G American musical geniuses of any race, gender or anything. I mean, she's She just said no. Let's start there and then. Understanding what she was doing in that song and not just that song. But we also talk about for women, but specifically, you know, Mississippi Goddamn bringing the anger. And the sadness. On the frustrated in off racism and white supremacy. Um, that had manifested manifested itself most recently in the killings of the four little girls and, of course, in med forever killing as well in Mississippi. To a national and international audience. Uh, Woz. Quite extraordinary on Dwight Daring and to play that song on the Steve Allen show, you know, Um, uh, popular mainstream. Television program in the mid sixties was was really quite incredible and really brought this Thies emotions of black people and anger of black people. Um, you know, moving past and integrationist idea, but that things were not happening in terms of giving right. In terms of our freedom. A fast enough, and she brought that to a mainstream audience. And I think that's really the significance of her playing that song on the Steve Allen Show. We all know Nina Simone's a genius Now I'm curious when you were going through all of the research. How was she received at the time? Well, she woz. I mean, it's true now, right? We all say she's a genius and and look at her. Uh, you know her her songs and her impact, but it was very, um, it was very daring. She says in that interview that she received hate letters. Um, she received a letter from the KKK. Uh, you know, she received a lot of backlash. Uh, she has a song called Backlash Flute. She received a lot of backlash for for being as overtly political. I mean, Nina also had a transformation. She started as a jazz. Uh, well, initially, she wanted to, you know, be a classical pianist. And there's a story we were unable, including the film of her being rejected from the Curtis Institute, um and have an turning where she wanted to study classical piano on then turning to jazz. And singing early jazz pop, You know, popular songs and then making that turn with Mississippi Goddamn! And with her subsequent songs of being a political They are and reflecting the times, as she says. My guest is your leverage in the name of her film is how it feels to be free will continue our conversation about the documentary stuff to talk about dying Carol, Cicely Tyson and Pam Greer. That'll happen after the break. W N. Y C supporters include the Virtual.
"nina simone" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"A fire near Yucaipa has grown to more than 11,400 acres. It's 19% contained. A new evacuation warning was issued last night for the area north of Oak Glen Road south of Highway 38, west of Bryant and east of Barnett. More than 20,000 people have been placed under evacuation order since the fire started at gender reveal party at a park on Saturday. And I'm feeling good childhood home in North Carolina of musician and civil rights activist and Nina Simone is going to be indefinitely preserved. The National Trust for Historic Preservation says. Simone taught herself piano in the wooden cottage as a young girl in the 19 thirties. As part of the agreement to preserve the home. Future owners can renovate the place but can never tear it down. Simone died in 2003 at age 70. Got some traffic slowing on the 7 10 in Long Beach seventh itself inside getting really heavy from Del Amo. All the way to the end of the freeway also thinks going to be a very slow if you're heading along the 60, both directions still got some crowding here heading east out of East L A East 60 slows for Atlantic over to Garfield. Westbound side start to pick up a little bit slow the right around Garfield as well. It's like if you're heading out of Hollywood's up on one of one's gonna be busy from sunset over to the 1 10 Freeway for fan site of the 1 10 slows from Adam's over to the one on one also got some trouble If you heading along the 1 34 just hearing about a crash on the Western 1 30 for Colorado is being moved out of lanes. But.
"nina simone" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"Doing nine nights at the village gate. What are the nights I brought Kurt Vanderhoek from Metal Church and he set you know I've never I've heard about I. Never saw her said well, honey witnesses. So we're sitting in the audience as she looked over and she said where Were you last night I said I was busy at a heavy metal show. She said heavy metal show and she just turned back and started playing the piano and so of course I'm a little tank says I always was and I say play Baltimore and she looked out the crowd and then recognize my voice she said island we do not do Baltimore I love Randy. But when I made that record for Crete. Taylor at T.. He gave me ten thousand dollars. I never saw a penny again, and if I saw him, I recruited accent his head so dilu-. Dying we do not do call to March. She just went back to the piano and started playing to she wanted to go out. We. Go. Back stage. And introduced. To her and she says. This isn't a heavy metal said, yes, she's a looker. foxy GONNA take you to sign me I. said we're working on it hind we're going to do it. She's I. WanNa go out tonight I said sure. I. Have you just ask you? Do you ever take pills or any drugs all. On my Michael Not for years. I said, well, listen I'm GONNA give you this pill call ecstasy and you know by the end of the night we're going probably be married. She laughed so hard that she took it. Kurt went home. This cart Hammett from METALLICA. No. No Kirk Sartre Kurt K. U. R. D. Tinker Kurt Vanderhoek from. Metal Church. Okay. From the Band Metal Church. So we wound up going out I. Don't know why there was a Wednesday night as a cat club. We went to the cat club wasn't are saying so I called Claro. At. The limelight I sent bringing Nina Simone make sure there's a self op stairs in the it and we sat there till four o'clock in the morning we were so our that we were laughing unloving we were kissing and that so after that I don't have to I can't just leave I have to bring it back to the hotel and I talk about it in my book how we get there and I'm all down And you know she has her falling for code on and and the powers that be at the hotel they look at us like these people are nuts and they wouldn't let go considering with art they shut the electric off in the elevator and I started giving them hail and she. Threw her flowers on the floor was like don't you know why? And at one point we talk to each other 'cause they were calling the cops now on us and I said Darling you know what? Go Up to your room I'm going to go home or call you when I get home. We talked on the phone till the sun came up. So those are the kind of nights that I had with. I mean they were extraordinary they really want I. Like I. Say I think I thought she was the greatest artists ever walked planet. I completely adore her and to this day I, you know I miss her every day I talked to her the day before she passed away and There's nobody like her and the. DATED CAN'T BE ANYBODY You've had a deep influence on so many artists Cyndi lauper once said that the best advice you ever gotten her career was.
"nina simone" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"To me. It's really interesting because then later on metallica became a pioneer once again in the rise of peer to peer file sharing and taking Napster to court, which at the time was a very controversial move in peace afford it was very uncouth. Laws to do that. They asked you for advice on that what was your? No they did not I found out that and I think the next day in one of these papers billboard or somewhere and you know. Laws, knew they did not want to be taken advantage off if you put on music out. You had to pay for it. It's the same thing you know. This has nothing to metallic, but it has to do with music and spotify and and and and How artists make money these days at one point when people music came into existence maybe. In the last three years or so they will crowd of themselves and saying everybody gets free apple for the first ninety days. Don't you know that that was when a Taylor swift record was supposed to come out and he tells her management who I think was up big machine. At the time. I. Don't want my record out there. They can have my record after that ninety days. Now, she was called every name in the book, but you know what records are not free. Up there are managers there artists, producers, engineers, there are studios food. Mastering, there's all this stuff. That costs a lot of money to make a record and I was proud of her when she said, you could put my record on apple but I WANNA get paid. So I don't want to be including those first ninety days when everybody gets free and q imagine for somebody even then told me three or four years ago who was selling billions of records, what a loss that would've been if she allowed that so I always I was a person who always got in trouble the record companies because I always stuck the artists. This day the artists still the people getting paid last and I don't know I haven't been in the music business actively. Formerly for for years now. But you still hear the same old story. You actually. Sorry. I mean Nina's. Run. No No. Really I have to say part of it is music was what drove you out of the house out of the small world that you were in into this amazing giant colorful industry and were you were at the center of it and you shaped it to to be a better place for artists. And I. You know it's like I really have to say you know expressed the deep gratitude for people like you who? UNAPOLOGETICALLY are themselves and create a space for artists not only to have a career. But to to survive because you know in United States copyright law only benefits the wealthy and if I had a nickel for every time, some idea some catchphrase from.
"nina simone" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"Well, I WANNA talk about one of your greatest contributions to the world of music and that is joining. METALLICA. This relatively unknown banned from San Francisco right into me. Yes. Your record label. And I mean how what is it that you saw in Metallica that other people may have overlooked at that time period oh sure. We're looking about one, thousand, nine, hundred, nineteen, eighty, one, or eighty two. Well. Let's say. From nineteen eighty to nineteen, eighty, three I was assistant director at the nightclub called the risk which everybody present day knows Webster Hall I, I was nineteen. It was my first job in the music business I knew that they were playing. down. The street from me at Lamola Rock Club, of Brooklyn Rock capital of Lou-. Lou World and me and my French dilip went to see them I thought wow. These young people are out of control and at a very early stage of their career, people would call an alcoholic because. You. Honey exactly because they were drinkers now, I never wound up booking them at. The Ritz. So fast forward, half year nineteen eighty-three I start my an opposition at Elektra records. I become friends with man named Jonny Z who has a little independent label called Mega forest actually put out the first metallica record, kill them all but they had no money to market and promote any of the acts that they had. So I wound up seeing metallica again this time in San Francisco. Two. Stone. Blew me away they were relentless on stage. These were four young people who knew what the fuck they were doing on stage. All four of them had charisma of them that radiated from the stage and you know I felt even at my very early stage of my career I knew. who had charisma and who didn't, and James feel their singer had charisma in spades he was a ringleader onstage. He knew how to whip the crowd into a frenzy and when you very rare thing or thing that you cannot buy, you cannot buy the it factor you cannot buy charm and charisma you either have it or you don't and too bad you know but they had like I said in spades and I thought I have to work with these people. At the end of the show I gave Lars my business cards he looked at me like. Break Urine anr person at electric and I think the reason he looked at me. So incredulously is because if he was twenty one, I was twenty two years old and I probably had a motor head t show on a plasmatics t shirt on and you know my whole twenty, five years as an executive I never looked corporate at all out that wasn't my thing so. Fast forward it's nineteen eighty-four. He calls me up and he he's still interested US I sit damn right I'm interested in you. He's ever coming to play August of eighty four at Roseland ballroom on West fifty second. Street. was on which unfortunately Roseanne does not exist anymore. You know he'd been there fifty years it should have been land marked but it wasn't they come to New York they perform they blow away say five hundred kids in the audience and that night I went back stage I was fully drunk hugging and kissing them and they're all looking at Lars like Who is this person please and they're like James? This is Michael. From electoral records and they all just stop what they were doing at once again, they looked at me like.
Micheal Alago interview
"I, knew that I loved music that was hard and fast. So when I heard about all these records coming out on sire records like dead Gauloise and The ramones and talking heads and Richard Hell in the voids I thought to myself Oh, I got here this stuff and I wound up loving but yet coys and I would go to see every time they came in Cleveland Ohio and one night they were doing a three night stand when the British invasion of Khan came to New York with a group called the damned I went all three nights to that so I was just I was just creating my own way, my own path because I was curious and I was so curious it was out all the time
"nina simone" Discussed on Pantheon
"Pages podcast on Hoskins, and I'm here with pringle body. UNJUSTICE Murison Bowie Hello Bonnie for what I trust all too obvious reasons. We are going to focus today on black lives on black music, paying particular attention to some of the autism who've taken a militant position against racism and persecution. While, fully knowledge ing that's problematic for three white middle-class miles to discuss the subject. We thought we had no option but to focus on. What may be the most alarming moment yet of deeply alarming presidency in the US so today we're going to hear some audio with the late Gil Scott Heron. Am I gonNA talk about Nina Simone. James Brown, public enemy, Kendrick, Lamar and others until about the pioneering Bach, quote, unquote rock critic Vernon Gibbs. Mark. Let me start by asking you. How big apart you think! Music has played in the history of civil rights political protests particularly in the US. Well I mean historically you can take it right back to the black churches in the south particularly. The Voice of Gospel Music was much voice about not black power, such black four shoot face of brutality. Prejudice and so on Ito how much! African American music was Dr Linked to the militancy. six is slightly harder to judge as suddenly without growing up. The soul musically Hud. Outside of the occasional sunlight is gonNA come. Whatever Very rarely did music dark to address the Pawsox time, and my wariness of black militancy was not through music. That makes any sense. I was very aware of things like the riots in Detroit in on simple sixty seven. Sixty eight James Brown's on set on black by proud is one of the of say. What would we call mud music Nina? Simone, but it's quite hard. She described the Central Jersey of music to the palm. In quite a complex relationship. Yes I listen to people like Nina. Simone and I remember hearing her famous Song Mississippi Damn. You know when I was still a child i. feel no that I knew that it was directly related to the fog bombing of the church in Alabama by kind of recognize that. You know Nina. Was this very strong black presence and I think from there, so that probably went into things like Curtis Mayfield. SUCCO extraordinarily so too subtle commentator, wasn't he? Absolutely I mean I mean in a sense to divide his child sixties and myself adolescence because the late sixties early seventies. Isn't that process getting older and becoming more aware of Arizona I hadn't really listened to drop to the blues and songs so from a motel. Then you move into seventies and. The certain office Agassi Martin Gay. What's going on is the primary in that case about Vietnam much broader issues of. America can make you without a shadow of a doubt I can pash obse found in love cuts. Mates healed in a sense. You about cuts may feel good as I. I said about how the Black Church was conduit for political yet. In in the Nineteenth Nutty twentieth century is in a sense out of tradition. You know songs like people get ready all actually close. Gospel songs and Freedom Soames's while I mean there's a big overlap between those two things I mean music that was policy rights movement like we shall have common. They said light of mine and that kind of thing bowl, those kinds of songs that were some not necessarily always in church context in a context of mass singing, whether it was in Churchill, or out of protest, I think is really important as well as the yeah as one of the popular music and I think the to me fed into each other. I think that's fair. I think even. Spun retrospectives is communal. Singing was the central part of the civil rights movement was a very very positive. I suppose the way we tend to receive over here in the sixties was almost through the white voices doing for us in the black voices, curious kind of way..
In Jazz-Movie Endings, Some Story Elements Just Keep Bouncing Back
"One cable this month Turner classics is presenting a series of movies with jazz connections as it happens our jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has a new book about movies that tell jazz stories so we invited him to talk a little about the subject in the first of two segments he looks at what he calls the stock jazz movie ending a basic plot element subject to many variations here's Kevin over ninety some years of movies about jazz some plot points and story elements keep coming back we see young musicians had been meant toward by African American elders who work basement clubs and want to play the way they feel when the man just wants him to play the music is written it's the movies so there are romantic complications sometimes tied to divergent musical tastes such problems may be resolved in a version of the stock jazz movie ending a big New York concerts or parties at odds are reconciled it turns up by nineteen thirty seven in the romantic comedy champagne waltz Fred MacMurray plays a saxophonist who turns old Vienna onto jazz killing business at the waltz palace next door and wrecking Fred's romance with the waltz kings are pressing her granddaughter in the end they're all on stage in New York romantic and musical differences are resolved is gigantic jazz and classical orchestras mash on a swinging the classics mashup of tiger rag in the blue Danube it's kitchen music clear storytelling symbolizing the wedding to come in the nineteen thirty eight Irving Berlin song fast Alexander's ragtime band moving the reconciliation between bandleader and singer to Carnegie Hall the gold standard for classy venues in the movies that template came back with minor variations for decades in nineteen forty sevens the fabulous Dorsey's battling brother bandleaders Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey playing themselves patch up their feud just long enough to play a double concerto just as the real Dorsey's cooperated long enough to make the movie a couple of months later came the film in New Orleans with the most over the top New York concert ending which clears the way for an opera singer Merion jazz Booker at Symphony Hall the singer acquire three pianos the Philarmonic orchestra and woody Herman's big band all cram onstage to murder the film's instant hit song which we've already heard Billy holiday do rather better the New York concert capital turns up through the nineteen fifties a jazz movie tradition as in the Benny Goodman story or St Louis blues or WC handy's disapproving people finally accept as blues music once performed in concert alongside Mozart and Mendelssohn more variations came later in nineteen seventy twos lady sings the blues after an analyst U. S. tour Diana Ross as Billie Holiday is finally allowed to play New York again at Carnegie with violence the real holiday did play Carnegie Hall but without the fiddles in twenty sixteen Nina is always held on as Nina Simone who's been living in better French exile plays a free concert in Central Park and discovers her people still love her reconciling Nina Simone and America no reconciliation ending has grander implications
Electro-pop, power ballads and moccasin gaze: Meet this year's Indigenous Juno nominees
"Is square means woman in the CREE language. It's also the name chosen by alternative. Electronic Singer is square. The moniker is an abbreviation of her. Traditional name was he squandered a square which means blue sky woman is square has been a powerful and unapologetic voice for the indigenous experience in Canada. Ever since her self titled Album in Two Thousand and thirteen and her follow up. Juno nominated album the fight within four years later. Her third album at Chaco sick came out last month. It's been nominated for a Juno for adult alternative album of the year. Her Video Little Star has also been nominated for video of the year the cree and may T- artists grew up in Winnipeg and is based in Hamilton. She joins me from Toronto. Welcome sister at ten. Say from you so tell me about your new album. What were you thinking feeling about? Is You wrote these amazing songs. While thank you first of all and this one was a piece that I wanted to. I wanted it to be a story from start to finish so when I was putting all of the pieces together. I looked at this as a full narrative that was meant to share stories about culture and community and pride and art in addition to some of the struggles in some of the more challenging conversations. That are taking place within our community and society and so on to create this like element of of empathy. I suppose so that when the challenging conversations started to peel back when those layers started to come come down that that would exist so that we would be able to move forward through those conversations with a warmer spot in our hearts for each other. So much of your music as you said earlier you want to have these conversations whether they're difficult or challenging conversations with people and Much of a music is very political and I use that in air quotes because political means a lot of things to different people. What does it mean for you? It means to be a part of the change that I wanna see so it means that you know my experiences experiences of my loved ones. My family my community those people around me. I want to share those stories in a way that reaches people so that we can make changes. So why did you lend your voice in this way square when you could do very well by singing straight up pop songs staying out of it? Why do you get in it? You can't unsee what you've seen and that's really that's it. There's no other reason a rationale for me. I I feel this way. I see these things and it's it's now just a part of me. I didn't start off as a political artist. If you would write. I started off as just an artist. And and you know when you when I when I sit back and I listened to the ones that come before us Nina Simone. This is not a perfect quotes. Don't quote me on it verbatim. But along the lines of it's an artist's job to reflect the time and I really really value that sentiment and I think it's really important for us to use our our platforms our voices for those sorts of things. So it's less of a choosing more of something that just is a part of my soul now and it's more than just gesture music and and your lyrics it's also Your performance when he perform onstage. You transform you. Wear you put on the face paint and some elaborate costuming and you know you entered into this worldwide. Do that you know it's funny i. I'm learning more and more quite introverted. When I'm not on and then when I'm on whether it's you know on stage or public speaking any of those sorts of things it's I- i- tap into this different side of me and you know sometimes. I think I'm just a conduit to you know ensuring that somebody else's sharing these stories as well right and when it comes to how I perform it's something that just comes up from from the floor through my feet and then out my skull. I have no idea. They say it's the ancestors to believe that one hundred percent. Yeah when I any time I feel or have felt nervous or anxious about whatever it is that I was about to go do whether it was certain stage or a certain conversation or talk or something I if I can regroup and refocus my energy into you know talking to my ancestors my you know the ones up there that I speak to directly. I feel much stronger going into it and so yeah I definitely think they`re. They're with me all the time. I WANNA spend some time talking about your videos which earned gorgeous and powerful little stars I mentioned was just nominated for a juno for video of the year and I have to say that when I watched this video. I wept wept. It really really touched something inside I. What story does this song and video? This is a story of how the media was representing two of our indigenous youths during the trials of the nonindigenous men who were accused of their murders. At of course square. You are talking about the lives of Tina Fontaine in Colton Bushy. Yeah and at the time of these trials Certain media in particular were quite reckless with the way they were running headlines reporting on the cases and the stories and it really hurt. You know I and I don't mean that in any kind of simple way I mean that in the most If you could find the deepest Nook of your soul and stick something sharpen their. That's what it felt like and I didn't know what else to do other than to write. The song and the video really brings in that narrative and of course we'll post linked to that video on our website at CBC dot ca slash unreserved so squeaking of the Junos. How does it feel to be nominated again for your work? Feel so good. I was very excited. I was actually really surprised to be honest. Or you know I you know I don't know I think it was just one of those things. Where when you create a piece of art. It's hard to imagine that people are going to respond or something like it's it's such a vulnerable place to be that I tend to shy away from it and I'm just like okay here. You go and then I run and hide. That's kind of what happened. So what do you think it means though for for for particularly somebody who is indigenous and also political receive in recognition like this? Well Yeah it's I mean number one. It's a huge honour and I'm still. I'm still kind of digesting it right like it's been a huge uphill. Climb FOR ME. And it's a slow climb and so I I'm still kind of processing the sentiment of what it means to me what it means to what I'm doing and and almost like taking a step back and going. Oh there's people who are on board with me on this like they're a part of of the conversation and they're a part of the art and those two things are like. I can't rip those apart if I tried. And so people are starting to support that in ways that they hadn't before for me right so it's it's pretty powerful. Well thank you so much for your time today. Stay awesome sister. Thank you my friend. And congratulations thank you as square is a singer songwriter. Performer based in Hamilton.
"nina simone" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Thank you for being here another song we found a voice version of Nina Simone I guess I'm on the glass and in my enthusiasm on the final line color and on stage and sang with them is a great experience in the sun is sort of a reflection of all the things you don't M. Nina Simone as an African American singing about all the things that she did that because she was black then she turns and it's you know sad all the things you have but look at the options and look at all the things you still need to L. the end goal is the exception to utilization is I am happy I'm going for it because I have this it was explosion of course the energy like a tsunami relief of positive energy just hating you on stage you feel the crowd's attention even when you how did it feel for you what's that your in that moment.
"nina simone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The great African American jazz singer Nina Simone decided to make her home in Liberia in West Africa this is a song by Nina Simone cool design Berrien collapsing she worked at the nineteen eighty two and it tells the true story seventy I had so much I had she wanted to make live your whole home she leaves the house on the beach and she did her thing she deftly along this is James C. Dennis senior he's a journalist one of the founders of the Liberian press union and in nineteen seventy four he was running no fewer than five newspapers and magazines in the Liberian capital Monrovia he'd met Nina in the US and he will contact to like area he was educated she was fast I think and her daughter was just about the same age of my only daughter that I have and my wife being an American all yes Lee of black Americans she felt very much at ease in having a hot dog a than most of her time in lie beer at my home Alabama's got me so upset Nina Simone was one of the biggest stars in America at the time she was famous not just for her music but also a civil rights campaigning using her public platform to speak out against racism and in favor of a radical full black nationalism the BBC interviewed her in nineteen sixty eight I don't speak for all colored people but I do know what millions of them feel can you imagine the pain and the energy spent trying not to be yourself energy that you use up being faults of trying to cater to somebody a be what you're not I am so tired of that I'm dying hundred years old trying to be like that I was a Negro entertaining so do you feel that you both nipple wrote a whole mine the responsibility is so heavy sometimes I run from the and I'd like to get away from it more often.
This Woman's Work: Black Gold by Nina Simone
"Classic Kulgam. Sundays is a program of community listening events founded by Coline Cosmo Murphy were fans listened to essential albums uninterrupted. On state of the art sound systems systems. For this woman's work we're highlighting classic albums by female artists who have made a lasting impact on music and pop culture. This time the grammy nominated donated live album black gold by Nina Simone for us. It was recorded in front of a packed audience at Philharmonic recall in New York City on October. Twenty six thousand nine hundred sixty nine and released in nineteen seventy. The record captures the commanding poignant performance by Nina Nisa Mellon that night but we also hear her onstage banter between songs at times she seems Aloof and dignified. But then she's teasing lighthearted and the audience is clearly delighted lack gold displays Nina Simone's talents at interpreting Asong not to mention her range moving from soul and Gospel to show tunes and folk music through it. All her distinctive voice soars into moments of defiance and uplift is record represents not only an artist at the peak of for talents but an important figure in the civil rights movement in the US in this episode of this woman's work. Nina Simone's black gold.
"nina simone" Discussed on KCRW
"In between the sounds of Nina Simone into the black Pomus it's Casey RW I'm not sure chill the thirty three after a long lost soul and I can hear the bread string hello what you want to call I think it was I've got your number it's cold yeah no I mean now back in those I'm still not let's see it always thank you this this and I'm they used to have one Hey well rounded up no no and is in a month yeah I was what you I need to re I know I when you so and out of the sad music from Celeste got street park doing lately off the lately EP also one of my favorite records from twenty nineteen courtesy of Ravina featuring another incredible.
"nina simone" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"And stop this a recording right now watch it and then come back i'm gonna spoil it okay i live recordings nina simone now no no i'm not gonna do any spoilers here all i'm saying is not it's not a movie that involves be truthful nature of what our existence would look like without where there would be ads serve time in that movie is like it's not about ads being shown to us because it could go through email and stuff and so for us i do like that future and i like the idea of being able to have those different a which i have that right unless you have you have looked at the data movie would leads us to believe that you can without without talk right that's yeah that's kind of what i'm getting at is that gives a really positive at least at first anyway i'm no spoilers that's that's absolutely true but i think you can have they took the problem is not data collection the problem is data sharing so if you have eight thing that allows you to keep the data in a place that you trust you might have hacks and it cetera et cetera but that would not say you know what it doesn't even matter if an amc does what her does in her no one will care everyone will just using data collection there were already lead and i think frankly patrick were already under that halfway yeah we'll get such value out of it that people are just you whether willfully blindly or ignorantly i don't know when were pretending it's not happening i just a seminal summit who's a car guy was just on the radio show showing me the interface that gm and others are gonna put on your car's soon that will have a hugely valuable for instance the data parking spots nearby and you could say where's the parking space and then and then you it'll say okay turn left here that sounds great without adding the fact that probably some parking people people will pay money to be the first on that list it'll also have as it had there's a starbucks button and you could you could you could say a worst near starbucks and make sure my drink is ready knows you're drinking will be ready they're all that sounds like a convenience all of it is advertising driven u n revenue for the car yeah company writing the it's it's it's inextricable end it's coming because you're car you know with gm onstar start a war with my tesla these are always on connections to the internet knows where you are at all times you know when i first got the tesla i thought it was going forward when it should be going backwards i called him up and they said well when when did that happen let's look at the log no no you you were in reverse like they know everything they have a moment by moment and you know what i don't mind oh man that's so fascinating on returning to the parking space a example is that that could the fact that technology and how much money a company puts into that technology can change how we perceive reality because if if the app is telling me yeah here's this parking space it's free they see maybe it's the only one you don't necessarily question that in the moment that you're looking for a parking space without telling you that's not well and let me point out as they did the huge amounts of gasoline away should every year people circle living manhattan if you had a car which i'm sure you don't you'd be not not but if you have a door with a car you spend more time driving around looking for parking then you do it going somewhere and so this will be a benefit environment and it will save everybody huge amounts of time were all gonna be happier and you know the other thing this comes out of is the information sharing that you didn't like so much patrick because we've seen how poorly it works for instance many municipalities he said no in the subways coming and they know when the buses coming they know they have all this data and they should because it's their governments there would be pay for them the tax payers they should share that data but they have notoriously turned that data.
An 'inclusive and free art form composer Antonio Snchez lauds jazz, ahead of International Day
"I'm an Akhara move with you and us as jazz. Great, Nina Simone, one set Jez, not just music. It is a way of life. It is a way of being away of thinking written into the quest for human dignity, democracy and civil rights. The story of jazz is celebrated worldwide on thirty April with support of the UN cultural agency, UNESCO Mexican, jazz, composer and drummer. And Tony Sanchez the finest jazz, simply as freedom highlighting its inclusive power to bring different elements together transforming it into something greater the five time Grammy award winner who scored handwritten rita's Academy Award winning film Birdman is participating in the main commemorations for international jazz day held his year in Australia. Mr. Sanchez spoke to you n uses Antonio, LA Fuente. Well, I think jazz is very inclusive art form for some reason. It's nature. It's about bringing other elements and merging them on to the music. So in the beginning it came from, you know, completely glac music, and blues and soul. And then it's the improvisational part of started developing blood. It's a kind of music that can merge any kind of Jon Rao of music, and it turns out to be even greater and bigger than the individual parts. So when there's been many recessions history that have blended Jess with other kinds of world music, whereas it could be from to band music or. Brazilian music or African music or rock and roll. It doesn't matter to music that really can take any other kind of done. Right. And and and not only it can take it, but it benefits from it. And it develops more. And it it becomes richer as time goes by that what what is his sake. Jess to me that the finishing of Jess is freedom musician. It gives me the freedom of express myself exacly the way I'm feeling that day in that moment, which is is rare when you play political music, which I played classical piano for many years. You know, you're interpreting something and you have a certain amount of freedom. But it's it's usually you have to be a lot more strict with interpretation. Jazz. You can really change the course of the music in second just depending on how your you're feeling that they so you're I there's been times where I've been really sick very tired in pain where I have to perform and those dates are some of the best days sometimes because you can really channel your energy into the music that very moment. And sometimes what comes out is is something that you never thought you could do and also to meet death is freedom in the sense that it really can be ended is under the umbrella from privitization. But when I write for example, I I've not really paying attention to the fact that it has rock implants, or Jeff influence or Latin influence. Or anything? I just righted. I compose it, and it's all under the rela of Jess because it has the the vocabulary of improvisation and inclusion Anthony Europe anticipating home, the commemoration of internationally what those commemorations and what people can do to commemorate these. Well, the way it works is usually musicians from all over the world come together, and we play repertoire from all walks of Jess all John roster that are are inclusive in jest language, and we all perform with each other. So there's been times where I play with in a band where everybody's from a different country. But we're playing a very and like, for example. Last year two years ago, we played in Cuba, and we played a best mutual the very famous Latin standard, and it was a piano player from the Middle East or they route it was finger from Korea. And it was it was an American bass player and myself. So that kind of of of inclusion is what to me is the most interesting part about Jeff everybody learns language. Everybody knows it, and and we can all perform and and interact at the same time.
"nina simone" Discussed on KCRW
"In between the sounds of Reginald or mass mammo- the fourth Nina Simone. It's KCRW. Doc. Everywhere. There is. Taking it. Back Nina Simone, nineteen seventy eight Baltimore getting remixed by tropical tropical remix of Nina Simone's, classic Baltimore music from Reginald Obama's Mamo the fourth. He's got a brand new forthcoming record titled where we going in search balance. Released from Reginald or mass MoMA the fourth drops may tenth. Music from the talk of the town at south by south west a young Chicano artists by the name of Omar Apollo today's cuts featuring. Apollo big fan of his sound. He.
"nina simone" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"She quickly discovered that if you wanted to keep this job playing she'd have to learn to sing because that's what was expected it's particular bar where mostly, you know, drunk young men were coming to to watch. She was also like not only very talent classical penis, but had L this extra breath 'then. She played pop tunes. She played the works. Now her family didn't particularly like the idea of their their refined classical daughter playing in a barn Atlantic City. So she her birth. Name was Eunice, Kathleen Wayman. Which she then replaced with her stage. Name Nina Simone, Nina from the Spanish for little girl. Which was apparently what her her boyfriend at the time called her color, Nina. Although this is verified also unverified is the name Simone came from the French Oscar winning actress Simone senior she this was what was attached to earlier, but she later denied this. So who knows but still pretty great name. Yeah. A great. So at this point playing in the cabarets Atlantic City, she began to get a reputation for being an excellent musician with large amount of range at age twenty four she sent her first record deal to Bethlehem records and five years later. She moved to Newport city, New York City new pork city. City. You gotta leave. Oh, so does she move to New York City with kopecks records in nineteen sixty and following year? She performed at the Newport jazz festival for the first time. So she already had a career doing quite a bit of different things, but playing largely Jasper Petur now I'm gonna I'm gonna pause in the narrative here to kind of go over why think is important musical presence. Okay. And a lot of it's that she's known for being like jazz singer. But because she was classically trained. She was able to put together the two styles pretty much better than anyone I've ever heard..
"nina simone" Discussed on Fresh Air
"It was no surprise to me when I finally understood. He was the most beautiful person. I have seen on life. Nncholas retail, welcome to fresh air. Congratulations on your Oscar nomination that music is so beautiful that we heard under that scene. And it's so fitting for her recalling this beautiful time in her life about a person who she so in love with the music you composed for this movie. Isn't they music that the characters would be listening to the music they or their parents would be listening to let Coltrane or miles Nina Simone. I think I heard Al green in the background. Yes. Are played on records that they're listening to Beale street from which the title derives and Harlem with a film set they're both famous for jazz. So it must have been a very conscious decision not to write a jazz score. So tell us about that decision. You know, my goal is to try to find a sound that. Hopefully feels like it resonates in some way with the movie, and and I find oftentimes that sound isn't necessarily something that seems clear at first, you know, with with Beale street. It's my my second chance to work with Barry Jenkins. And you know, one of the one of the things that we have the chance to do as we talked before he shoots the film, actually so berry in on Beale street said to me that he was hearing the sound of brass and horns that was that was really what he said, you know, and I think there was an idea of jazz and mid twentieth century jazz. But, but he said, you know, I'm hearing brass horns, and so I went off, and, you know, started experimenting with trumpets and Flugel horns and cornet and French horns, and I remember I wrote some music and hadn't seen any footage. And then I played the pieces for Barrett's a couple pieces and he loved them. But when we put them up against the early some early sequences the movie it just wasn't quite right. It was definitely miss. Being something, and you know through our process, and through, you know, exploring the film together we discovered that. If I actually took that music that I'd written for brass and started writing it for cello in particular that is how we sort of opened the door to this this feeling of love, and this, you know, the cello is really became for us this symbol of love. Because the movie is about love and injustice. I still want to know why didn't do something that was more specifically jazz. I think that in the world of the characters in the film. I knew that berry was interested in having on the record player, for example, miles Davis, blue and green or John Coltrane. You know, I wish I knew. And for me. I think there is. You know, there's always this question of, you know, do you want to hear what you're seeing in a sense, you know, like, we, you know, in some places in certain films. You know, you the music score will enhance what you're seeing. But I often find that. When you hear something that may be different than what you're seeing it almost gives you this almost like neurologically like you you hear something that's different. And so your brain kind of creates a new association in a way, if I'm hearing correctly the. The opening line of that theme is in a minor key..
"nina simone" Discussed on KCRW
"Yeah. It's called Latin lip says spacing out by the invaders. Mood, indigo before this from little girl. Blue that's Nina Simone, following Erica, do red star Rolling Stone Marshall before that planet funk from the naked truth started this. And this is new from rudimentary. It features the vocals of just Glenn and chronics. It's brand new on KCRW. Again. Give back to the day. A win. Day..
It's a Boy! John Stamos Welcomes Son Billy — and Names the Newborn After His Late Dad
"Just showed us a picture and the now you're pretending like that never happened and all the rest of us are like but what about your face i have my tinfoil hat on john stamos and his wife kaitlin mchugh have welcomed a son john stamos broke the news on his instagram and shared that his son's name is billy this is the first child for john stamos it is so cute the way that he revealed this on social media he basically was like i'm an i'm not just an uncle anymore it was just like it's john stamos is the daddy is like the sexiest thing that's ever happened this hold on the rocks video game movies i yeah we need steamy images to melt rocks video game movie rampage top the box office this weekend earning thirty four point five million dollars in its opening weekend a quiet place fell to second with thirty two point six million dollars in the movie truth or dare not the madonna documentary opened a third with nineteen point one billion dollars i mean i'm just saying i it shocks me that rampage kicked the quite a is it all quiet place a quiet place out of the out of the top slot not by much though only ten million dollars in rampage being as big budget as it is sure probably should have made more good point point although i will tell you i was watching the rock this weekend cook it jumanji cute we watched the movie it was kind of adorable bon jovi the moody blues the cards dire straits and nina simone among others were inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame on saturday and the induction also included six songs including louis louis the twist and born to be why which is kind of fun right i mean i i love the songs of course and also von jovi nobody else no way no love for the moody blues they will all like show up on the chart a little bit this week because of that update pepper dirt alert updates at the top of every hour plus get extended dirt alerts at eight twenty twelve twenty and five twenty six and now.
Rock royalty ready for Hall
"Bon jovi the cars and four first time nominees including nina simone were inducted saturday night in the rock and roll hall of fame in cleveland dire straits the moody blues and sister rosetta therapy also earned the prestigious honor czech filmmaker milos forman whose american movies one flew over the cuckoo's nest and amadeus won a deluge of academy awards including best director oscars died saturday he was eighty six and nineteen seventy five cuckoo's nest captured every major oscar at that year's academy awards the first film to do so since nineteen thirty four's it happened one night i'm jim hawk npr news in washington support for this npr podcast and the following message come from trans union your credit health is so much more than a score that's why they help you stay on top of it protected and understand it get your report and more at trans union dot com slash npr.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 induction: Inside the ceremony
"Bit iraq seoul is pretty much something for just about everyone at this year's rock and roll hall of fame induction ceremony returning to cleveland ohio in the rock and roll hall of fame featuring new inductees bon jovi nina simone the moody blues rockets are pioneer sister rosetta tharp and the cars the festivities taking place at cleveland's public hall which is open to the masses but rock and roll cheap average ticket prices are hovering at just over thirteen hundred bucks a pop.