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On Nina Simone: Remixed and Reimagined (2006)

Tara Betts


I would probably say, “Nina Simone: Repackaged & Co-Opted.” This work as a whole feels mass-produced. One song sounds like the background music that you’d hear in a trendy Williamsburg restaurant, gentrifying as the mellow whir and thump filters out the other noise with nothing too outlandish or exciting that would make you listen to the lyrics.

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ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness. ISSN: 1543-0855 (online).
Editor: Dr. Sonjah Nadine Stanley-Niaah.

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