Belfast Telegraph

Legacy of singer Nina Simone to be celebrated at Belfast event

The legacy of famed jazz singer Nina Simone is being celebrated at a special event in Belfast.

On Sunday local artists will gather to mark her memory with a mixture of interpretations of her music and original material.

It is part of the Women's Work Festival which begins this week.

Organiser Charlotte Dryden said: "It is about raising the visibility of women and giving them a voice.

"She is the legacy within the programme."

She added: "The world is politically in turmoil, even with the events of Monday.

"We decided to put together an event celebrating Nina Simone's music by working with local artists that could interpret some of her songs."

As well as performing, Simone was a civil rights activist in the US who once worked with Martin Luther King.

Belfast's Women's Work Festival is intended to raise the visibility of women in music.

It includes a series of talks, exhibitions, gigs and special events.

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