Valerie Stephens presents Nina Simone & Hip Hop

Valerie Stephens presents Nina Simone & Hip Hop

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Each generation develops its own language. Hip-hop is the language of this generation. Nina Simone sang for the previous generation of activists and dissenters. The messages of both groups are universal and Nina Simone’s music and message are still very relevant but not well known. “Nina’s unapologetic rage and accusatory voice named names and took no prisoners in the African-American struggle for equality in the early 1960s. Her triumphant voice sang what it meant to be young, gifted and black in a sometimes unjust and troubled world” (Hall of Fame announcement 2017).

Valerie Stephens has partnered with hip hop artist Yukihiro Kanesaka to bring to the stage this universality and the power of Nina Simone for today’s artists and their appreciators. Mississippi GodDamn speaks to #BlackLivesMatter. Four Women speaks to #MeToo. Brown Baby speaks to I Want To Live. Join us as we bridge generations with music and spoken word. Nina Simone is a member of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

More information including guest performers TBA. Portrait of Nina Simone by Lenny Peterson: show currently in Stage Gallery

Tickets: Regular $25 ~ Senior 65+ $24 ~ Member $22 ~ Student/Child U12 $10

Tags: Arts And Entertainment, Music Hip-hop

Posted By: Amazing Things Arts Center

Event Details

Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis St.
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702


Ellen Sturgis

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More About this Event Poster: Amazing Things Arts Center

Amazing Things Arts Center, founded in 2005, is located at a restored firehouse in downtown Framingham. With a mission to Create Community through the Arts, the Center produces open mics in jazz, folk, cabaret and comedy and produces professional music and comedy on the weekends. The Center hosts two art galleries within its walls and a third at the Starbucks on Route 9 in Framingham. We are a non-profit, membership organization, here to serve and celebrate the Metrowest community!

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