Prom 45: Mississippi Goddam: A Homage to Nina Simone

Prom 45: Mississippi Goddam: A Homage to Nina Simone

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Summary

Andrew McGregor presents a concert from the Royal Albert Hall in which Jules Buckley conducts Metropole Orkest in a celebration of Nina Simone, with singers Ledisi and Lisa Fischer. Singer, songwriter, arranger and political activist - Nina Simone is a giant of jazz history. She's celebrated here in all her guises in a concert led by Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest, featuring titles including Feeling Good and I Put a Spell on You. Nina Simone/Trad, arr. Jochen Neuffer: African Mailman/Sinnerman. Jack Hammer, arr. Rob Taggart: Plain Gold Ring. Richard Rodgers, arr. Evan Jolly: Little Girl Blue. Walter Donaldson, arr. Jochen Neuffer: My Baby Just Cares. Jalacy Hawkins, arr. Jeremy Levy: I Put a Spell on You. Bennie Benjamin/Horace Ott/Sol Marcus, arr. Jeremy Levy: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. Jacques Brel, arr. Sebastian Koolhoven: Ne Me Quitte Pas. George Gershwin, arr. Chris Walden: I Loves You Porgy. Purcell, arr. Chris Walden: Dido's Lament. Rudy Stevenson, arr. Tim Davies: I'm Going Back Home. 8.20 Interval - Proms Plus. The life, work and legacy of great African-American singer-songwriter Nina Simone discussed by poet Zena Edwards and singer-musician Ayanna Witter-Johnson. Hosted by Kevin LeGendre. 10.50 Nat Adderly, arr. Willem Friede: Work Song. Trad. arr. Damiano Pascarelli: See-Line Woman. Andy Stroud, arr. Jules Buckley: Be my Husband. Randy Newman, arr. Vladimir Nikolov: Baltimore. Exuma, arr. Jules Buckley: Dambala. Nina Simone, arr. Vladimir Nikolov: Mississippi Goddam. Nina Simone, arr. Tim Davies: Four Women. Trad./Billy Taylor/Dick Dallas, arr. Ilja Reijngoud: Take My Hand, Precious Lord/I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free. Ledisi (singer), Lisa Fischer (singer), Metropole Orkest, Jules Buckley (conductor).

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Presenter Andrew McGregor
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