Harlem Renaissance: The Music & Rhythms That Started a Cultural Revolution (2004)

Genres - History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Music History, Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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From Kultur comes this documentary that looks at the Harlem Renaissance through the music that defined the era. Harlem Renaissance: The Music & Rhythms That Started a Cultural Revolution includes performances of such songs as Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher," Fats Waller's "This Joint Is Jumpin'," Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's "Let's Scuffle," Lena Horne's "Friday Night," and many others.

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African-American, archival-footage, art-scene, Big-Band, cultural-identity, dance [art], jazz, movement [social change], music-scene, renaissance, roots [origins], social-commentary