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🎡 Love Notes to Nina Simone πŸ’Œ
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🎡 Love Notes to Nina Simone πŸ’Œ

Sun, February 14, 2021 4:30 PM, EST

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Planetary Music Movement Groupmuse Partner

Join acclaimed jazz vocalist Vanisha Gould in a special concert celebrating the life, activism and music of the great Nina Simone.

Along with a spectacular ensemble, Ms. Gould will explore songs Nina Simone made famous, such as Feeling Good and Ain’t Got No, and will also highlight the groundbreaking contribution of Nina Simone to the civil rights movement using her art for activism.

Featured artists:
Vanisha Gould, Voice and Host
Chris McCarthy, Piano
Dan Pappalardo, Bass
Kush Abadey, Drums

Vanisha is renowned in New York's music scene for her jazz and blues finesse. This California native followed her passion for jazz and its culture to the Big Apple. Inspired by legends such as Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan, Vanisha "has curated her own sound and has performed on some of New York’s best stages."

This concert is supported by:
Planetary Music Movement is a concert series that guides Groupmuse to grow beyond the historical dominance of European ethnocentrism within the classical music tradition, by celebrating historical and contemporary musical traditions of the planet, particularly and imminently through the inclusion and celebration of works by artists of African descent.

MusicTalks is on a mission to enable audiences to connect with music in refreshing ways through intimate concerts featuring eclectic music genres with New York's finest artists. It aims to break down the barriers between musicians and audiences by infusing engaging and interactive conversation into the concert experience.


Vanisha Gould Voice
Chris McCarthy Piano
Dan Pappalardo Bass
Kush Abadey Drums

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