Sunday, December 20, 2009
two women, two Spells
Nina Simone. Her songs are beautiful; this is her 1968 cover of I Put a Spell on You, 2.34. In some of the old photos of Simone put together in this youtube video, she's made herself up to look like Nefertiti, who, hopefully, makes her way back to Egypt where she belongs.
another Spell, another translation. An 18 minute Spell. Natacha Atlas (of mixed European, Egyptian, Jewish, Muslim heritage), live at Union Chapel, in a longer version of the Spell found on her cd. Thanks to Gerry for sending me her cd a few years back!