Did you know Nina's government name was Eunice Kathleen Waymon!? Us either. Here's the story. She was at a nightclub singing, trying to protect her family's good name. She started calling herself Nina and the rest is history. She became the voice of a generation - brave, uncompromising, raw. She taught us to practice fearlessness and – in her very public battle with mental illness – she reminds us that genius is delicate and must be protected at all costs. Join us as we honor this classical musician who wrote the book on soul.
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