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Inside the Life of Nina Simone

On February 21, 1933, a woman that would change the musical landscape was born in Tryon, NC.  She was born as Eunice Waymon , we all knew her as the larger than life musical legend Nina Simone.

She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, and the church is where she started performing on the piano at the age of three with goals of becoming a world class classical pianist.

After graduating valedictorian from high school, the Eunice Waymon fund, collected by her town, sent her to study music at the esteemed Julliard school.

Jamarcus Gaston takes us into the life of Tryon Native- Nina Simone


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