• Yola Covers Nina Simone's ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black' on ‘Seth Meyers'

    5 days ago - By Billboard

    Yola summoned Nina Simone 's spirit with her stirring cover of “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night .
    The U.K. country-soul singer performed Simone's hit-turned-civil rights anthem with a full band at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, where she'll return to make her headlining debut on May 11, 2021. Tickets for her show are available starting today on the Ryman's website .
    “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 felt a song was directed at me, in a world that didn't...
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