Andra Day Covers “Strange Fruit” Joins Google In Support of “Lynching In America” (Video)

Andra Day, the award-winning singer, songwriter, and philanthropist, released today a recording and music video for Strange Fruit, the historic song originally recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939. Continue Reading →

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Sponsored Love: Reel Sisters Honors Actress Nicole Beharie

On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will honor pioneering actresses and Harlem resident Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow) and Vinie Burrows (Walk Together Children) at our 20th Anniversary awards celebration. Continue Reading →

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NDI’s Harlem State Of Mind End Of Year Performance

On June 17 – 19th, 2017, two hundred children from across New York City showcased the spirit of Harlem at National Dance Institute’s culminating Event of the Year, Harlem Night Song.  Continue Reading →

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History Of A Song, “Underneath The Harlem Moon,” By Harlem’s Mack Gordon (Videos)

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This post has very little to do with authenticity, I’m afraid. It’s more about race, irony, and the way a song’s meaning changes over time. Continue Reading →

Harlem EatUp! 2017 Kicks Off With Billie Holiday Tribute Concert!


We’re kicking off
Harlem EatUp! 2017 in style with a tribute concert to the great Billie Holiday, at The Apollo theater! Continue Reading →

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Harlem Man William James “Count” Basie 1904 – 1984 (video)

Count_Basie_in_Rhythm_and_Blues_RevueWilliam James “Count” Basie August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984, was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Lorenz Milton “Rodgers And” Hart 1895 – 1943

Lorenz Hart from harlemLorenz Milton Hart (May 2, 1895 – November 22, 1943) was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Continue Reading →

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