Why Is Nina Simone such a huge icon?

Attah, Tom ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6493-3377 (2023) Why Is Nina Simone such a huge icon? [Audio]


The output is an educational/informative/entertainment podcast in the public domain, in which Attah discusses the life, work, and legacy of musician and civil rights activist, Nina Simone. Research Process: Literature review of primary and secondary sources, including biographies, autobiographies, documentaries, and interviews conducted with the subject, her family, and her associates and collaborators. Research Insights: The research highlights Simone’s continuing influence and legacy amongst musicians and audiences. It highlights Simone’s importance as a cultural icon with specific regard to her musical talent, her political activism, and her confidence and determination since regarded as her ‘feminism’. Dissemination: This work was made available to the public via a Sony Music podcast "Shot & Chaser" on Spotify in March 2023.

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