On what would have been Nina Simone’s 90th birthday, we honor our lady of perpetual real talk with 3 hours worth of tunes (almost) as funky and as deep as her. England by way of Zanzibar afro-beat-disco heat from Mim Suleiman? Check. Sultry strides toward better romantic futures via Portland-based duo Foamboy? Yep. A classic cut from 1998’s hip-hop/R&B game-changer The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill ahead of a very special 25th anniversary show? It’s on.
All of this and much more (including a little something from Miss Simone herself) are yours for the clicking.