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Staff PickThe Harlem Renaissance at 100 (Feb 25)

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

| $20
The Harlem Renaissance at 100

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6:30 pm: Live music by the Marcus Shelby Quartet and swing dancing with Cynthia Glinka.
7:30 pm: Film

In the years after World War I, millions of African Americans relocated from the deep South to the urban centers of the Northeast and Midwest, creating a pivotal moment of change for the United States. Many who moved to New York City settled in Harlem, a vibrant community in northern Manhattan. This migration, coupled with the artistic moment of New York in 1920, resulted in an extraordinary cultural outpouring that eventually became known as the Harlem Renaissance.

Celebrate the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance with Mark Cantor as he showcases rare musical, dance and comedy performances of some of the legendary artists who made Harlem the cultural epicenter of the country. Featuring the sights and sounds of Bert Williams, Josephine Baker, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Willie “The Lion” Smith, the Nicholas Brothers and many more.

With a vast archive of more than 12,000 films and clips, Los Angeles music maven Mark Cantor’s spectacular collection of jazz and blues performances is widely considered one of the world’s premier collections of American popular music on film.

“Mark Cantor has one of the very best collections of jazz films in the world.”

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Date:
February 25, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$20
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Venue

JCCSF
Phone:
415.292.1200
3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
Website:
jccsf.org

Organizer

JCCSF
Phone:
415.292.1200
Email:
Website:
www.jccsf.org

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