October 10th, 2010
12:00 PM ET
The soundtrack for Tyler Perry's highly anticipated film, "For Colored Girls," will feature none other than the daughter of Nina Simone.
The legendary singer's daughter, who performs under the singular name Simone, has done a new recording of her mother’s classic song “Four Women” for Perry's forthcoming film.
Simone is the only child of the famed singer, and has herself starred in acclaimed Broadway musicals “Rent” and “Aida.” “Four Women” was written by Nina Simone, who died in 2003, and was originally released in 1966. It tells the story of four African American women.
“Mommy would be so proud that this song, which she wrote during a time of such racial dissension, would be included in a project of this caliber," Simone said in a statement. "It never ceases to amaze me how relevant my mother’s music still is today. I am overjoyed and bursting with pride to be one of the voices within this new version of ‘Four Women’ and continuing my mother’s legacy.”
Perry's film is based on the play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” by poet and writer Ntozake Shange. The all-star cast includes Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg and Thandie Newton.
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