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Singer Kim Nalley’s Powerful New Song About Trayvon Martin

| July 18, 2013
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By Cy Musiker

George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin on July 13.  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin on July 13. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A Florida jury’s recent acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin has triggered numerous demonstrations, of course, but it has also inspired some powerful artistic responses.

Here, singer Kim Nalley, known for her sophisticated blend of blues, jazz and soul, does more of a field holler, an original song that captures the many layers of emotional complexity in the Trayvon Martin story. I got chills watching it.

Nalley plays the Mendocino Music Festival Friday, and then she does four nights at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Listen to my recent interview with Nalley for KQED News.

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  • Monalisa Barnes

    I have goosebumps and tears in my eyes…well done Kimmie well done !

  • Curious One

    In the tradition of Nina Simone and Paul Robeson, Kim Nalley moves humanity forward.