Emerging R&B star Leah Jenea has simply launched a tribute challenge to the good Nina Simone along with her new EP “Leah Meets Nina”.
The launch comes on the late legend’s birthday, and places a contemporary twist on a few of her timeless music. In Leah’s personal phrases:
As a younger woman I fell in love with Nina Simone’s unapologetic angle and her dedication as a black girl to push the tradition ahead. She was such a real soul and an inspiration as an artist. Nina was uncooked, unfiltered, and rather a lot stronger than most. When I watch clips of Ms. Simone, I really feel empowered! I needed to pay homage to the late and nice Nina Simone by merging her basic songs with my very own little twist. I’m honored to current my EP titled “Leah Meets Nina”; on what would have been her 86th birthday.
Leah has been mentored by legendary producer and Naughty by Nature member DJ Kay Gee. He helped her craft this conceptual physique of labor that blends Leah’s authentic materials with samples of Nina Simone’s greatest classics.
The singer started her rise to fame final Summer after making the ultimate on TV present The Four.
She is at present on the highway with Marsha Ambrosius on her “NYLA Tour”.
In case you missed it, we sat down with Leah’s mentor DJ Kay Gee for an interview lately and obtained some background on the upcoming challenge.
Catch Leah Jenea Opening For Marsha Ambrosius’ “NYLA Tour” During The Following Dates/Cities:
2/21 – Baltimore, MD
2/22 – New York, NY
2/23 – Buffalo, NY
2/24 – Philadelphia, PA
three/three – Detroit, MI
three/5 – Nashville, TN
three/9 – Dallas, TX
three/10 – Houston, TX
three/12 – Atlanta, GA
three/13 – Atlanta, GA
three/16 – New Orleans, LA
three/17 – Baton Rouge, LA