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Meshell Ndegeocello On World Cafe

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The bassist, singer and songwriter performs music from her new album (Comet, Come To Me) and discusses how Nina Simone's work influences her own.

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Meshell Ndegeocello Honors Simone's 'Sovereign Soul'

The singer and bassist performs a legend's songs on her latest album, Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone.

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Song Premiere: Meshell Ndegeocello With Valerie June, 'Be My Husband'

Hear a track from Ndegeocello's upcoming album-length tribute to a fellow iconoclast: Nina Simone.

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