In her album Wild is the Wing, Nina Simone sang about four women, to whom she gave the names Aunt Sarah, Saffronia, Sweet Thing and Peaches. Each of them highlights a harmful stereotype imposed to black women by society, and screams in defiance. Inspired by this powerful message released in 1966, almost ten years before the United Nations proclaimed March 8th the International Women’s Day, the jazz bar and café RJJZ organized an evening of art performed by another four women: Millicent Stephenson, Sue Brown, Sarah Golding and Joy Baines, plus Hillary Turner as guest performer.
The event starts in just a couple of hours: from 8pm to midnight today, enjoy the prowess of female artists and reflect on the fight for equal rights of women around the world. Music, poetry, dance and plastic arts will serve to remember Nina Simone’s four women and the thousands of real women each one of them represents, celebrating their achievements so far and gathering energy for what is to come.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are still available online for £10 and on the entrance for £12. More information on RJJZ’s website. See you there!