“You see music, you know, is all encompassing. So that if you’re not performing, you’re dancing. If you’re not dancing, you’re composing. If you’re not composing, you’re listening. You’re always, I’m always involved with music, and most of the world is. Daily, 24 hours, we’re involved with it… I could never get away from it, and don’t want to… My brain can’t conceive of getting away from music. That’s me.” – Nina Simone
Here’s a documentary filmed by Peter Rodis in 1969, which includes original archival footage that has been used by other films about Nina Simone, such as The Legend. Perhaps this can help you form an opinion about the negative feedback surrounding the decision to cast Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic, the latest being India.Arie’s post on the official Nina Simone website.
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