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Judith E. Smith - Becoming Belafonte

Harry Belafonte, the first platinum recording artist ever, is also a great example of an artist that understands his responsibility to the community he comes from. I had the pleasure of befriending Mr. B in 2013 when he invited me to a meeting of artistic minds that included David Banner, 9th Wonder, Rosario Dawson, Chuck D and others. In a later conversation, he described being in “the back rooms of history.” From John F. Kennedy Jr. to Immortal technique, Harry Belafonte has connected himself with the worlds game changers, and thru is work with Sankofa and the Justice League, he continues the grand tradition of tying art to a cause. In Becoming Belafonte, Judith E. Smith provides us the first in depth look at this legendary performer and activist.

  • Series: Discovering America
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press (September 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292729146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292729148
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 9 inches

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