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  


Four Women

Nina Simone - in: High Priestess Of Soul - 1697

My skin is black
My arms are long
My hair is wooly
My back is strong
Strong enough to take the pain
It's been inflicted again and again
What do they call me
My name is AUNT SARAH
My name is Aunt Sarah

My skin is yellow
My hair is long
Between two worlds
I do belong
My father was rich and white
He forced my mother late one night
What do they call me
My name is SIFFRONIA
My name is Siffronia

My skin is tan
My hair's alright, it's fine
My hips invite you
And my lips are like wine
Whose little girl am I?
Well yours if you have some money to buy
What do they call me
My name is SWEET THING
My name is Sweet Thing

My skin is brown
And my manner is tough
I'll kill the first mother I see
Cos my life has been too rough
I'm awfully bitter these days
because my parents were slaves
What do they call me
My
name
is
PEACHES