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Jazmine Sullivan Covers Nina Simone’s ‘Baltimore’

At this crucial time in our lives, when everything is so desperate. When everyday is a matter of survival, I don’t think you can help but be involved. – Words spoken by the iconic Ms. Nina Simone

I’m not sure if the words spoken and images reflected in the below footage should bring tears to my eyes because of its relevancy to present day, or if I should simply be in awe of how artistically sound Ms. Simone captured the essence of the Black struggle.

In either case, what is bluntly evident is the need for tangible change.

As part of the forthcoming Nina Simone tribute album and biopic, gritty – soul vocalist Jazmine Sullivan covers Ms. Simone’s reflective song ‘Baltimore’ from her 1978 album of the same name.

What Happened, Miss Simone? debuts June 26 on Netflix.