Hannah Eggen – Strange Fruit – Nina Simone @hannah_eggen

Hannah Eggen – Strange Fruit (Nina Simone Cover)

“America. Look at what you’ve done. Shame on you, for raising Cain to kill my son. 2020 air thick as 1939. I feel like I’m trying to swallow my heart. I can’t, so I create art” – Hannah Eggen _Visual_ Director: Self Directed Editor: Self Edited Choreography: Self Choreographed Intro Music: Self produced Special thanks to @wavieboi_b for the incredible piano. My team @Maddisays & @WyclefJean 🤍🤍🤍

Southern trees bearing strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the roots
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees
Pastoral scene of the gallant south
Them big bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolia, clean and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh
Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the leaves to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Strange Fruit” is a song recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939, written by Abel Meeropol and published in 1937. It protests the lynching of Black Americans, with lyrics that compare the victims to the fruit of trees. Such lynchings had reached a peak in the Southern United States at the turn of the 20th century, and the great majority of victims were black. The song has been called “a declaration of war” and “the beginning of the civil rights movement

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Multi-talented performer hailing from the small island of Bermuda, Hannah Eggen is a singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, and actress, making her debut in 2020. In her early performance days, Hannah earned her spot as lead dancer for The Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society, and in 2008 she went on to become recognized at Best Performing Artist Island wide. Since her days on Bermuda stages, Hannah has traveled the world as a lead dancer, choreographer, and stage movement coach, while also growing her career as an artist. Taking a page out of the old school method of musical training, Hannah has worked to hone her talent through artist development, working with renowned vocal coaches such as Craig Derry and Karen Anderson, and collaborated with global stars, Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean. In May 2020, Hannah will premiere her debut single “Benjis” featuring Wyclef.

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