We discovered you late on in our twenties, your unapologetic nature of being- strong, fierce, Black, and beautiful.
Your put power to words in a way never done before, it sends a tingle through our ears, and put to music, the lyrics move us right down to our soul reaching further deep within, to the earth beneath the soles of our feet.
It was easy to fall in love with and be in awe of such an inspiring woman.
You let us in with your urgent sound and beckoned us to delve deeper into the life of an artist who was ahead of her time. This is a phrase too often bandied in today’s world, without true meaning to its subject but you, Ms Simone, are an artist, a woman, who defines this saying.
Unafraid and uplifting. Profound and true.We say thank you.