Definition of Nina Simone from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Nina Simone

 
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(1933-2003) an American jazz singer who also played the piano. Her early hits included I Loves You Porgy (1959). Simone's career suffered when she became involved in black power activities in the 1960s and 1970s. But she later became popular again and her songs were used in the British film The Crying Game (1992).