Blog March 1, 2017
Happy 90th Birthday, Harry!
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!