John Legend pays homage to the legendary Nina Simone by performing at the premiere of “What Happened, Miss Simone?” during Sundance opening night.
On January 20th, 2015, John Legend treated guests to special performance following the screening of “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus’s documentary profiles the legendary Nina Simone’s musical life as well as her civil rights activism. Garbus said, “In the sixties, when Nina Simone had her political education, music was inextricably intertwined with the movement for civil rights and today, John Legend is one of the few artists carrying that torch — his passionate commitment to social justice, education and human rights is rare and inspirational. I’m thrilled that Legend will be here to represent Nina’s spirit and help carry the message and beauty of her music to a new generation.” “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a Netflix original documentary and was co-produced by Netflix and RadicalMedia in association with Moxie Firecracker. Preview the movie below: