Taking a bold, fresh look at the life and work of singer, pianist, and social activist, Nina Simone, Buckley presents an in-depth look into the songs which helped create the legacy of this truly remarkable artist.
Celebrated here in all her guises, Buckley presents innovative reworkings of some of her most iconic songs including, ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ and ‘Feelin ?Good’, alongside some lesser known gems. Buckley leads the Metropole Orkest with special guest, American contemporary R&B and jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress, Ledisi. A 12-time Grammy nominee, Ledisi’s pristine, powerful, gospel-drenched vocals and trademark swagger make her the perfect artist to bring the music of Nina Simone to life.
Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and on BBC FOUR TV on 30 August