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KARU interprets Nina Simone through free jazz
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KARU interprets Nina Simone through free jazz

The Italian collective’s new single is a free exploration of Nina Simone’s legendary “Blackbird.”

“Young Gifted and Black”: nothing could stop Aretha
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“Young Gifted and Black”: nothing could stop Aretha

Nina Simone’s song became Aretha Franklin’s hit. It’s many covers attest to how much it has spoken and continues to speak to black artists from the US and elsewhere.

Two emblematic Nina Simone albums reissued on vinyl
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Two emblematic Nina Simone albums reissued on vinyl

To all aficionados of the American jazz diva, I Put A Spell On You and Pastel Blues are back on vinyl. With iconic tracks such as “Feeling good,” “Strange Fruit” and “Sinnerman,” two Nina Simone […]

1964: Nina Simone sings ‘Mississippi Goddam’
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1964: Nina Simone sings 'Mississippi Goddam'

Each year on the 1st of February, Black History Month begins in the United States. A month dedicated to African-American history and the African diaspora. PAM revisits a few moments of its history with emblematic […]

Nina Simone’s 1982 rare album Fodder on My Wings reedited for the first time
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Nina Simone's 1982 rare album Fodder on My Wings reedited for the first time

Nina Simone‘s Fodder On My Wings commercial availability has been irregular during years. Its being reissued on vinyl this April via Verve/UMe. Recorded in 1982, not long after she moved to Paris, Fodder On My Wings was one of Nina […]

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