Five-part series of interviews and live performances

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A compilation of previously unseen live performances and interviews with Nina Simone is due for online release today (April 8).

“Protest Anthology”, so-called because of the political nature of much of her work, features live renditions of some of Simone’s best-loved songs, including “Strange Fruit”, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” and “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free “.

Digital distribution company, The Orchard, will release the five-part series on iTunes.

The full listing of “Protest Anthology”:

01 By Any Means Necessary (Interview)

02 Revolution

03 Mississippi Goddam (Interview)

04 Mississippi Goddam

05 Old Jim Crow (Interview)

06 Old Jim Crow

07 Backlash Blues (Interview)

08 Backlash Blues

09 Four Women (Interview)

10 Four Women

11 Nobody (Interview)

12 Nobody

13 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free

14 Strange Fruit (Interview)

15 Strange Fruit

16 Definition of an Artist

17 Why? The King of Love Is Dead

18 To Be Young, Gifted and Black (Interview)

19 To Be Young, Gifted and Black