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5 Feb - 1 March 2010

 

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When

Mon 1 Mar, 7.30PM - BOOK

 

1hr 30min no interval

 

If performance unable to commence due to rain, show will be postponed to Tue 2 March

 

Please bring only blankets or low chairs
Please note: No BYO alcohol or glass containers
Food and drink available for purchase



Price

Standard $92.50
Friends $82
Conc $82.50
Includes BOCS booking fee





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SING THE TRUTH: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE

STARRING PATTI AUSTIN, DIANNE REEVES, SIMONE AND LIZZ WRIGHT AND THE ORIGINAL NINA SIMONE BAND FEATURING AL SCHACKMAN

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | PERTH FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE

Known as The High Priestess of Soul, and a pivotal figure in both American music and the black empowerment movement of the 1960s, Nina Simone's incredibly potent, emotionally packed songs fill the night this summer in idyllic Kings Park. Incorporating jazz, soul, blues and gospel, her music made an enduring impact on listeners around the world.

Recline in the park's relaxing natural surroundings as the twilight air comes alive with Nina's indomitable spirit, her legacy rekindled by four brilliant female singers – jazz greats Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright, the legendary Patti Austin and Nina's daughter Simone.

First staged at Carnegie Hall to massive fanfare, this heartfelt tribute is filled with songs from Nina's classic catalogue, including 'Four Women', 'I Loves You Porgy', 'My Baby Just Cares for Me' and 'Lilac Wine'. Nina's long-time music director Al Schackman leads the original Nina Simone Band in this rare, not-to-be-missed event.

PRODUCED BY Danny Kapilian




The singers, all powerful performers with more than a spark of Simone’s feistyfeminism in their souls, found no difficulty in making her anthemic songs their own. LONDON EVENING STANDARD  MORE >