The film chronicles Nina Simone’s journey from child piano prodigy to iconic musician and passionate activist, told in her own words.
Nina was a child prodigy at the piano. However this was back in the 1930s…and she was a tiny black girl growing up in the South. Yet despite the racially charged climate, she had a spark of genius– such that despite the times, she was helped by people to help realize her dream of being a musician. However, instead of the concert classical pianist she was trained to be, she sort of accidentally fell into the jazz industry and was soon known at least as much as her singing as her genius at the piano. This led to a lot of financial success in the 1950s and into the 60s and life was looking grand for this lady.
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