In partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, North Carolina Arts Council, and Come Hear North Carolina (#ComeHearNC), we’re planning a series of events that recognize the talent, legacy, and spirit of a beloved North Carolina musician.
Lisa Simone and the Tribe Jazz Orchestra will perform her mother's signature songs.
Nina Simone's childhood home is a National Treasure. Its weathered upright piano, rusty potbelly stove, linoleum remnants, and flaking teal paint represent Nina's earliest years, revealing how her home and the remote town of Tryon, North Carolina, shaped her.
Though the three-room home is not currently open to the public, you can explore it through a virtual reality tour from Google Arts & Culture, narrated by Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist, composer, actress, and playwright Nnenna Freelon.