Black Is The Color Of My Voice

31st May 2017
HighTide Festival Aldeburgh 2017
‘Campbell may wear Simone's trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation.’
The Times

James Seabright presents Black is the Color of My Voice

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.
Apphia Campbell is a singer, playwright and actress from Florida, who has appeared in various productions in her home country as well as in Shanghai and the UK.

Running time: 1h

Recommend age: 12 + Contains mild swearing

‘A compelling and heartbreaking story, punctuated with bursts of song.’
Ed Festival Magazine