Tag: Harry Belafonte

Apollo Theater AFRICA NOW! South Africa festival has begun

Africa Now! Apollo Theater Harlem

The Apollo Theater’s four-day AFRICA NOW! festival has begun, and promises a full weekend of amazing events. In partnership with the World Music Institute,  this year’s Africa Now! celebrates South Africa, spotlighting the next generation of South African music makers.

Harry Belafonte tells it like it is in a speech at the NAACP Image Awards

Singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte gave the audience at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards a serious wake up call during a speech he gave after recieving a special award that was handed to him by his dear friend

One On One profile of Harry Belafonte on NY1

The NY1 television station in New York has a great profile of Harlem born performer and activist Harry Belafonte on the show “One On One with Budd Mishkin” this week.  You might notice that they shot some of the video

Harry Belafonte Book Signing at Hue-Man Bookstore

I don’t know where you’ll be this Wednesday evening (12/07/2011) at 6:00pm, but I will have a place on line to get my copy of Harry Belafonte’s new book “My Song: A Memoir” signed by the man himself at Hue-Man

Harry Belafonte: America’s first black matinee idol and advocate social change.

In 1956, Harlem-bred child of Caribbean immigrants Harry Belafonte released the first million-selling LP in history.  He was bigger than Elvis.  Belafonte used the proceeds from Calypso to bankroll his friend Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement for civil rights. All of this