Posts tagged "nina simone"

Solange, Dev Hynes and Moses Sumney Cover “To Be Young, Gifted And Black” And It’s Great

Solange and Dev Hynes were at this weekend’s FYF Fest in L.A., along with a lot of other people, and part of their set included this stunning cover of  the Nina Simone classic, “To Be Young, Gifted And Black”, in the style of Donny Hathaway. Solange released this rehearsal footage of their cover, and it&#8217…

Megan Reynolds / August 25, 2015

Listen To The “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Soundtrack Right Now

The soundtrack for the widely-acclaimed Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a stunning collection of old friends and new, gathering together to put their own spin on Nina Simone’s classic songs. NPR First Listen — the best way to listen to new music these days, honestly — has the soundtrack streaming until its release…

Megan Reynolds / July 7, 2015

Here’s Lauryn Hill, Slaying A Nina Simone Cover

Lauryn’s still got it, guys. …

Megan Reynolds / June 18, 2015

This Nina Simone Documentary Looks Ah-maaaaaazing

Nina Simone is one of those artists that I feel a deep connection to. My very first memory is of being put down for a nap in my crib — yes, my crib; I have memories from when I was an infant, apparently — and my mother putting Nina’s cover of “Cotton Eyed Joe” o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

Zoe Saldana On Being Successful As A Woman Of Color In Hollywood: “My Balls Are Pretty Big”

“I don’t want to spend my life thinking about all the impossibilities I face when I wake up in the morning. But the reality is, I’m a woman of color in America. That itself is enough for you to wake up and go, “Oh, f—!” … My balls are pretty big. There’s a confidence that my…

Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2014

Zoe Saldana: “There Is No Such Thing As People Of Color”

“I find it uncomfortable to have to speak about my identity all of the time, when in reality it’s not something that drives me or wakes me up out of bed everyday. I didn’t grow up in a household where I was categorized by my mother. I was just Zoe and I could have and…

Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2013

The Soapbox: Is Hollywood Still Colorstruck? The Search For Nina Simone Is Skin Deep

When the big news was announced last week that Zoe Saldana would be playing singer Nina Simone in a biopic, black cyberspace (yes, there is a “black Twitter” and a “black Facebook”) let out a collective “Oh, hell to the naw”!

For some it was because they did not believe that Zoe had…

Erica Watson / August 20, 2012

Get Your Rocks Off: The Pierces Playlist For Getting Down & Dirty

The Frisky asked the sister duo behind The Pierces for their picks for “The Top Ten Songs For Getting Down and Dirty”, the first list in our series of music playlists with a sexy twist. Allison and Catherine, who originally hail from Arkansas and recently performed on Gossip Girl, came up with some super climactic…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2008