BLACKBIRD: "Why you wanna fly blackbird, you ain't never gonna fly, no place big enough for holding all the tears you're gonna cry"
British artist Niki Hare heightens the impact of the written word by adding layers of photographic image and starkly muted contrasting color to draw your attention to the power of Nina's Simones civil protest song lyrics.
BLACKBIRD: "Your mamma's name was lonely, your daddy's name was pain"
Toronto collage artist Peter Horvath pays tribute to Nina Simone and incorporates a haunting line from her civil rights protest song "Blackbird": "Your mama's name was lonely and your daddy's name was pain".
BACKLASH BLUES: "You give me second class houses
And second class schools
Do you think that all the colored folks
Are just second class fools
Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues"
New York artist Susan Washington uses lyrics from Nina Simone's civil rights protest song "Backlash Blues" as the basis for her NYC street-art and fashion stylized collage.