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Nina Simone’s Childhood in Tryon, NC Part 1

PODCAST: Nina Simone’s Childhood Audio Story Part 1

Nina Simone was a big talent born in the small town of Tryon, North Carolina in 1933. Nina was a child prodigy who began playing piano at the age of 3. Her career would lead her to be recognized worldwide as an artist and activist, transcending genres and generations.

Listen here to a story of her early talent and her legacy, told by daughter, Lisa Simone.  Then click the button below to hear the next story.

Music credit: “Feelin’ Good” – Nina Simone
Storyteller: Lisa Simone (Nina’s daughter)

Learn more: Explore Tryon, Nina Simone Project, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame