Jul 032012
 
Just came across this story, written by Salamishah Tillet, on Nina Simone’s dream of freedom.  In the story is this video of Nina Simone singing “I Wish I Knew How it Feels to be Free.”

From the interview:
The question posed:

“What does freedom mean to you?”  She starts of casually and impersonally and in a split second turns dead serious, she confesses, “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me – no fear! … If I could have that in my life, no fear.” She goes on: “It is something really, really to feel – like a new way of seeing.”

Yep – something like that…

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