Stephen Marley Details Nina Simone Reggae Tribute: Our Queens

Monday, February 21, 2022
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Our Queens, a reggae tribute to Nina Simone, will be broadcast on Ghetto Youths International on October 12. The album includes songs by female artists who revisit the music of the late singer. The album includes a special performance by Etana and the song premieres on Nina's 89th birthday. It will also feature a new rendition of the iconic song Young, Gifted, Black. The Reggae Tribute to Nina Simone will be released on March 18 on the Ghetto Youths International imprint. The homage will feature songs by female artists and sample classic Nina Simone tracks. Fans of the singer's work will be thrilled to hear new renditions of Nina's hit tunes, including Young, Gifted, and Black. The album will also feature a cover of Nina Simone's Keeper of the Flame by jazz singer Etana. The song is a classic Nina Simone tune and has inspired many artists over the years. It is a reggae song that celebrates the power of women and their ability to band together.

The track will be released on April 26th, the 50th anniversary of Nina's Live from Berkley album. Among the tracks featured on Celebrating Nina is a cover of Four Women, written by the legendary singer in 1965. The song is about a quartet of Black women who are searching for self-definition and rejecting stereotypes. As the title suggests, the track is about a quartet of Black women seeking a sense of self-definition and acceptance.