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Princess NoireThe Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone$
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Nadine Cohodas

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807872437

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas

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. Fodder on Her Wings ~ 1982–1988 ~

. Fodder on Her Wings ~ 1982–1988 ~

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(p.314) 25. Fodder on Her Wings ~ 1982–1988 ~
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Princess Noire
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Nadine Cohodas

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas.28

This chapter discusses how Nina considered her discovery of Jacques Brel as one of the most exciting days of her whole life. Nina knew Paris had a large African community with residents from several countries, “so I would be able to create my own Africa in the heart of Europe, Africa in my mind.” She found a small apartment and decided to book herself into small clubs until she got established rather than work with a promoter. Nina distrusted them all. She liked the New Morning, one of the city's popular jazz spots despite its out-of-the-way location, and she brought her old habits with her. On the night that Jazz Magazine reviewed a show, Nina arrived more than an hour late, but she looked fetching, combining Indian-rose pants, a black leotard and a dashiki with several bracelets and silver chokers as accessories.

Keywords:   Nina, Jacques Brel, Paris, African community, New Morning, popular jazz spots, Jazz Magazine

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