Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Stone Cold Black History Month Moment #18: Nina Simone live at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival

Singing "Ain't Got No (I Got Life)" from the musical Hair on August 17, 1969, Nina Simone headlined one of a series of free concerts held in Central Park during the summer of 1969. Documented history hasn't been kind to this rather amazing event that saw dozens of great performances from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sly & the Family Stone, James Brown, Fifth Dimension and Mahalia Jackson. Awesome footage.

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