Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and the Boundaries of American Culture

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October 20, 2010 - 17:30 - 19:00
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Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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Auditorium
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
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Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and the Boundaries of American Culture

Nadine Cohodas, author of biographies of Dinah Washington and Nina Simone, will present a talk on October 20 about the intersecting lives of these two singers and what they reveal about American culture during the civil rights movement. Her talk will include rare performances of the singers from 1955 through 1969, the footage illuminating how mainstream America accommodated the social upheaval of the sixties.

Nadine Cohodas is the author of several books about race, politics and music. Her most recent book, Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone was published in 2010.

The talk will be introduced by Ellen Hume (CEU) and Károly Friedrich (LFZE).