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WATCH VIDEO: Members Of Nina Simone Project Plan To House Archives Of Musician/Civil Rights Icon

Image of statue of Musician and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Photo By Seth Taylor
Nina Simone Statue in Tryon, North Carolina

"On June 19th, 2020, The Nina Simone Project announced their capital campaign and plans for a new building in downtown Tryon that will house thousands of documents, recordings, and other artifacts pertaining to musician and civil rights leader," said WNCW Music Director Martin Anderson. "In addition to archival storage and office space, the 2,500 sq. ft. building will include gallery space, a catering kitchen, and a rooftop performance stage, as well as two residential spaces for visiting artists."

Andrew Fletcher with the Nina Simone Project - Tryon, NC spoke on location on "Juneteenth", accompanied by other members, media personnel, and a few of the artifacts. For more information: or contact Dr. Crys Armbrust, 828-817-4773.

Video By WNCW's Steve Bohn.

As Music Director, Martin books our live sessions, and keeps in touch with the record labels and promoters that send us new music. When not at the station, he enjoys gardening, hiking, traveling, history, and raising his daughter on good music and more.