An Exploration of Nina Simone's 'Four Women' with The Untold Orchestra & Manchester Creatives

A virtual cross art-form digital collaboration exploring the civil rights protest and feminist anthem from icon Nina Simone.

By Alex Watson | Last updated 17 April 2021

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The Untold Orchestra is set to perform music of black classical composers in a unique collaboration with DJ Paulette, poet Shirley May, circus performer Seren Marimba, dancer Maisha Kungu and singer Yemi Bolatiwa.

The virtual evening will be hosted by Jenna G before a discussion on the themes and issues presented in civil rights protest and feminist anthem from icon Nina Simone.

The cross art-form digital collaboration explores the theme in Nina Simone’s classic track, ‘Four Women‘.

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Made up of four verses, the song depicts four archetypical women. One is a caretaker, one the mixed-race daughter of a white father, one an unapologetic streetwalker and the fourth a fierce woman named Peaches.

The collaborative process will investigate each character in the live panel discussion.

“We’ve been incredibly excited to announce this really special project we’ve been working on. We’re thrilled to be able to collaborate with these incredible artists and after a year of ‘digital only’ projects, Four Women will be a beautiful end to a pretty challenging year. Following this we have loads of live shows (covid permitting) across Manchester and further afield and can’t wait to get playing to live audiences again.” -Founder and director Sam Davies

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Speaking on the performance, DJ Paullette wrote: “For my part I am honoured to have been able to collaborate with the mighty Afrodeutsche for the music for my section.”

Find out more on the Untold Orchestra here and get tickets to the performance below.


Four Women

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When: 29th April 2021
Where: Digital Performance
Cost: £6