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Nina Simone’s Childhood in Tryon, NC Part 6

PODCAST:  Nina Simone’s Childhood Audio Story Part 6

Nina Simone: Tryon’s Nina Simone Plaza

Nina Simone Plaza in downtown Tryon, dedicated in 2010, features a bronze sculpture created by famed bronze artist Zenos Frudakis. Inside this statue is a bronze heart, which includes some of Nina’s ashes, provided by her daughter Lisa, who was also a model for the sculpture. The statue and Tryon’s efforts to remember Nina will provide a timeless reminder of Nina Simone’s true legacy.

Listen here to a story of the impact of Nina on the Town of Tryon, then and now.

Music Credit: “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Nina Simone
Storytellers: Martin Anderson, Zenos Frudakis, Jeff Lieberman, Lisa Simone

For more information visit the Zenos Frudakis website, Explore Tryon website.