Multi-GRAMMY Award-winner Stephen Marley just released his new EP “Celebrating Nina: Reggae Tribute To Nina Simone“ via Ghetto Youths Intl. This EP features contributions from Queen Ifrica, Joss Stone, Etana, Maya Azucena, Melanie Fiona, Terri Walker, and Cedella Marley.
Nina Simone (Eunice Kathleen Waymon) is one of America’s most legendary singers, songwriters, and musical arrangers. Outside of her music, she is most known for her role as a civil rights activist during the separatist and racist 60 & the 70s. Stephen Marley has never shied away from his musical appreciation for Nina.
As we celebrate International Women’s Month, “Celebrating Nina: Reggae Tribute to Nina Simone” highlights the strength, power, and resilience of women.
With tracks from artists like Terri Walker who does a beautiful rendition of Nina’s 1961s No Good Man. Maya Azucena makes an appearance with her take on 1971s Mr. Bojangles. Joss Stone chimes in with Here Comes The Sun, Melanie Fiona inspires with her version of Don’t Explain and Cedella Marley honors the well-known 1964 hit Misunderstood. Speaking to Billboard Magazine, Patricia Meschino,
Marley shared that he chose to work exclusively with female artists on this project because “our queens deserve recognition as the mothers of creation. These are beautiful, strong women and their voices do Nina’s work and reggae solid.”