January 4, 2006

NINA SIMONE

NINA SIMONE: FOREVER YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK

This one-hour documentary pays tribute to legendary artist Nina Simone. She called her boundary-breaking sound "black classical music" and her voicespoke volumes, whether she sang about love or politics.

NPR commentator Vertamae Grosvenor hosts this program, featuring many of Nina Simone's classic songs, as well as an interview recorded shortly before her death in 2003. Other interview subjects are Odetta, Patti Labelle, Ossie Davis, Camille Yarbrough, and journalist David Nathan.

Please consider adding this to your Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month special programming schedule.

  • Host: Vertamae Grosvenor (NPR)
  • Producer: Paul Chuffo, Joyride Media
  • Length: 59 mins with top/bottom of hour breaks
  • Broadcast window: Jan - Mar, 2005
  • Terms: Free for all USA radio stations
  • Contact: Andy Cahn, 201-386-1736, cahnmedia@comcast.net
  • Distribution: PRSS Feeds, PRX, CD mailing
  • Preview Online: with the Cahn Media Player
PRSS FEEDS:
  • Program ID: 06-000-00030
  • Wed, Jan 11, 2006; 1400-1459 ET -- A71.9
  • Thu, Jan 12, 2006; 1200-1259 ET -- A72.7
PRX:
CD MAILING:
  • CDs are in production and will ship in late January
  • Until then, PRSS and PRX are the best sources for the program
  • Click here to request CD if you cannot record the show from PRSS or PRX

1 comment:

Queen of the Airwaves said...

Wow, Andy! This program is amazing. It really paints a glorious picture of Nina and is a joy to hear.