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Nina Simone's Civil Rights Legacy; The Relatives Play Live

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Monday, January 21, 2013

The Relatives in the Greene Space. The Relatives in the Greene Space. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: Over the course of her career the singer Nina Simone left audiences with many different impressions – from relatable to distant. But her contributions to music, and to the struggle for civil rights, are indisputable. We look back at the cultural and political icon.

Plus: a fired-up performance by the Dallas-based gospel-funk group The Relatives

The Relatives: Gospel Funk, Live In The Greene Space

The Relatives perform live in a special video webcast from the Greene Space at WNYC.


Gig Alert: Bird Call

Brooklyn electropop singer Bird Call kicks off 2013 with a show at the Studio at Webster Hall. Download her song "Miracle Man."