Today is a very special day for me, my family and millions of fans of Dr. Nina Simone.
We celebrate what would have been Aunt Nina’s 79th Birthday. It is a bitter sweet day for me, I miss her, but rejoice in the knowledge that her music and teaching will live on forever within us all. If you really listen to Nina’s words, she wanted us to be kind to one another and love each other unconditionally.
When I was growing up, I was removed from most of the pressures of the artist, “Nina Simone,” to me she was simply Aunt Nina.
Besides the music, what I remember the most is the laughter and her infectious smile. Yes, we laughed a lot and had a great friendship that was built on trust and understanding. Aunt Nina taught me many life lessons that are still with me today.
As you celebrate today, play your favorite Nina Simone song and remember what she meant to you. Aunt Nina is smiling and knows that we love her.
Happy 79th Birthday Aunt Nina!
Niece of Nina Simone