Antirazzismo e Arte

ritratti di nina simone

30 aprile - 29 maggio 2010 PALAZZO MEDICEO SCUDERIE GRANDUCALI Seravezza Lucca

Four Women   To Be Young, Gifted And Black   Mississippi Goddam   Ain't Got No/I Got Life    I wish I knew how it would feel to be free   My Baby Just Cares for Me   I Want a Little Sugar in my Bowl   Love Me Or Leave Me  

To Be Young, Gifted And Black

Nina Simone Weldon Irvine jr - 1969

To be young, gifted and black,
Oh what a lovely precious dream
To be young, gifted and black,
Open your heart to what I mean

In the whole world you know
There are billion boys and girls
Who are young, gifted and black,
And that's a fact!

Young, gifted and black
We must begin to tell our young
There's a world waiting for you
This is a quest that's just begun

When you feel really low
Yeah, there's a great truth you should know
When you're young, gifted and black
Your soul's intact

Young, gifted and black
How I long to know the truth
There are times when I look back
And I am haunted by my youth

Oh but my joy of today
Is that we can all be proud to say
To be young, gifted and black
Is where it's at