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Stocky And Wild-Eyed: Nina Simone at the Royal Festival Hall

Lucy O'Brien, MOJO, September 1999

"EVERY GENERATION has to discover Nina Simone. She is evidence that female genius is real," says Germaine Greer, introducing tonight’s show, one of the highlights of Nick Cave’s Meltdown Festival. "She sings about women’s love — that great, unmanageable, obscene thing."

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