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Yola Sings Nina Simone’s ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’ on ‘Seth’

U.K. soul singer Yola performed Nina Simone’s “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” onstage at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for a Tuesday night appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Filmed in the empty venue, with its recognizable stained-glass windows illuminated behind her, Yola and her band delivered an empowering, joyful take on the 1970 civil rights anthem, which first appeared on Simone’s Black Gold album. “Playing ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’ means so much to me. I grew up with that song and it was the first time I...
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