Harry Belafonte needs no introduction. If you need an introduction to Harry, try this recent retrospective in the New Yorker. Also, he is probably the coolest 90-year-old you’ll ever meet, as evidenced by the music and social justice festival Many Rivers to Cross he launched last year. I hope you do get to meet him!
At Afropop we’ve had the intimate pleasure of knowing Harry and working closely with him for a number of years. In 2009, at our 20th Anniversary Gala, we inducted Harry into the Afropop Hall of Fame. That night, we recorded an off-the cuff interview with Harry, discussing America’s relationship with Africa and African culture:
Check out Part II here. And, Harry giving Afropop some props!
Many happy returns!