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Shahida Nurullah
Jazz Singer and Teacher

Well I’ve always loved music. I just always knew that that’s what I was going to do. I never wanted to sing anything else but jazz. I enjoyed all kinds of music. But jazz was definitely what I wanted to sing.

We’re trying to get this city back together. You know, artistically there are many talented people here in the city of Detroit. I’m just hoping that the arts will still be supported. What’s really sad is that music and the other arts are really lacking in the school system, you know, and that’s just . . . that’s just sad. Culture and music are necessary for our souls and our existence.

From June 4, 2012, interview