Through October 8, 2017
The audience wasn’t applauding the spirit of Nina Simone, the incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon, who was one of the most influential, provocative and least understood artists of the twentieth century. The audience wasn’t applauding this production of this show either, for there is little in the way of staging to facilitate the storytelling. No, the audience was applauding the performers.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here.
If you like the sounds and music of Nina Simone, enjoy well played, sung and performed jazz, gospel, blues, folk, R&B, and pop music, and want to know more about the Diva of Jazz, Karamu’s “Simply Simone” should be your entertainment destination.
Most of what made Nina Simone so different and wonderful is simply missing from Simply Simone..
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene