Robert’s World: An Interview With The Legendary Nana Camille Yarbrough

By Robert Walker

The tag line for Nana Camille Yarbrough‘s upcoming presentation at the world-famous Schomburg Center on February 14th, 2019 in New York reads, “Celebrating Nana Camille’s Journey as an Artist and Cultural Custodian”Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Margo Rodriguez, Half Of Mambo Duo, Passes (Video)

Margo Rodriguez, half of the husband-and-wife team Augie and Margo, who danced the mambo on television and before presidents and helped it evolve from a nightclub craze into popular entertainment. Continue Reading →

Celebrating The Legacy Of Dance In Harlem is…Fabulous!

Sounds and Motion_Grace Williams1A newly expanded art exhibition by Community Works to salute pioneers in dance in Harlem will open formally at MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th St., between Lenox and 5th Avenues, with a special public reception for community leaders, artists and  interested residents. Continue Reading →

Katherine Dunham’s Harlem Renaissance 1948 (videos)

hqdefaultIn 1948, Katherine Dunham opened and directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance and Theatre near Times Square in New York City after her dance company was provided with rent-free studio space for three years by an admirer, Lee Shubert; it had an initial enrollment of 350 students.

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Harlem’s Zora Neale Hurston 1891 – 1960

Zora neale hurstonZora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Zora Neale Hurston on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans. Continue Reading →

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