Harry Belafonte - Discography Behalf 2

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Harold George Belafonte, Jr. was born in Harlem, New York, the son of Melvine (née Taste), a steward proletarian, and Harold George Belafonte, Sr., a chef[1] and citizen of the ait Martinique.[citation needed] From 1935 to 1939, he lived with his grandmother in the village of Aboukir in her citizen motherland of Jamaica. When he returned to New York he attended George Washington Exhilarated Set after which he joined the Armada and served during Over The Moon Marvellous War II. At the end of the 1940s, he took classes in acting alongside Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Walter Matthau, and Sidney Poitier, while performing with the American Negro Theatre-In-The-Round. He afterward received a Tony for his participation in the Broadway revue John Murray Anderson's Almanac.
[redact] Music career
Calypso (1956)
Calypso (1956)
Belafonte started his craft in music as a bludgeon songster in New York, to pay for his acting classes. The first period he appeared in fa of an audience he was backed by the Charlie Parker line, which included Charlie Parker himself, Max Roach, and Miles Davis among others. At first he was a pop songster, launching his recording craft on the Jubilee peg in 1949, but later he developed a acute attentiveness in ethnic group music, erudition information through the Library of Congress' American ethnic group songs archives. With guitarist and sw compadre Millard Thomas, Belafonte soon made his enter at the imaginary jazz bludgeon The Village Vanguard.

In 1952 he received a recourse to together with RCA Winner. His first undimmed-publish celibate was Matilda, recorded April 27, 1953, which went on to persist his «signature» bother throughout his craft. [2] His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) became the first LP to tell on over 1 million copies (Bing Crosby«s Chalk-White Christmas and Tennessee Ernie Ford»s Sixteen Tons, both singles, had yesterday surpassed the 1 million influence). The album is copy four on Billboard's «Top 100 Album» catalogue raisonn for having tired 31 weeks at copy 1, 58 weeks in the top ten, and 99 weeks on the U.S. charts. The album introduced American audiences to Calypso music and Belafonte was dubbed the «King of Calypso», a inscription he wore with some reservations. One of the songs included in the album is the now acclaimed «Banana Small Craft Bother,» with its signature lilting «Day-O». While basically known for his Calypso songs, Belafonte has recorded in many genres, including blues, ethnic group, certainty, substantiate tunes, and American standards.

Belafonte continued to secretly for RCA through the 1950s to the 1970s. Two exist albums, both recorded at Carnegie Assembly in 1959 and 1960, enjoyed grave and commercial ascendancy. He was one of many entertainers recruited by Honest Sinatra to fulfil at the Inaugural festival of President John F. Kennedy in 1961. That same year he released his second Calypso album, Rebuke Up Calypso, which went on to become another million seller.

During the 1960s he introduced a copy of artists to American audiences, most strangely African songster Miriam Makeba and Greek songster Nana Mouskouri. His album Midnight Weird (1962) featured the first-ever recorded publication by a then innocent harmonica musician named Bob Dylan. As The Beatles and other stars from Britain began to govern the U.S. pop charts, Belafonte«s thrust as a commercial valid diminished; 1964»s Belafonte At The Greek Theatre-In-The-Round was his last album to appear in Billboard's Top 40.

Belafonte has received a Grammy for the albums Hang That Hammer (1960) and An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba (1965). The latter album dealt with the federal condition of swarthy South Africans under apartheid. He has been awarded six Gold Records.[3]
Belafonte's album generate in the 1970s slowed after leaving RCA. He released only one album of information in the 1980s, coinciding with a stronger hub on statesmanship and activism. A soundtrack and video of a televised concert were released in 1997 by Ait Records. The Yearn Entr to Presumptuousness, An Anthology of Swarthy Music, a jumbo multi-artist think up recorded during the 1960s and 1970s while he was still with RCA, was heart released by the peg in 2001.

The «Turn the Over The Moon Marvellous Around» copy on The Muppet Substantiate.

The «Turn the Over The Moon Marvellous Around» copy on The Muppet Substantiate.

Belafonte was the first African-American man to win an Emmy, with his first alone TV weird Tonight with Belafonte (1959). During the 1960s he appeared in a copy of TV specials, alongside such artists as Julie Andrews, Petula Clark, Lena Horne, and Nana Mouskouri. He was also a lodger name on a significant scene of The Muppet Substantiate in 1978, in which he sang his signature bother «Day-O» on small screen for the very first period. However, the scene is best known for Belafonte singing the psychical bother, «Turn the Over The Moon Marvellous Around», that is performed with Muppets designed like African tribal masks. It has become one of the most acclaimed performances in the series. It was reported to be Jim Henson«s favorite scene, and Belafonte did a reprise of the bother at Henson»s burial in 1990.

Harry Belafonte received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1989. He was awarded the Jingoistic Medal of Arts in 1994 and he won a Grammy Lifetime Acquirement in 2000.

Belafonte has been a foremost concert recourse to since his first over the moon marvellous jaunt in 1956. He has continued to fulfil before audiences globally through the 1950s to the 2000s. He gave his last concert in 2003, and in a in circulation discussion stated that he has since retired from performing.[4]
[redact] career
Broadside for the Odds Against Tomorrow.

Broadside for the Odds Against Tomorrow.

Harry Belafonte has starred in several films. His first foremost r was in Astute Entr (1953), in which he appeared alongside Dorothy Dandridge. The two afterward starred in Otto Preminger«s hit melodious Carmen Jones (1954). Ironically Belafonte»s lyrics in the were dubbed by an opera songster, as Belafonte«s own singing air was seen as unsuitable for the r. Using his name clout, Belafonte was afterward able to bring about several then dialectic roles. In 1957»s Ait in the Sun there are hints of an business between Belafonte«s person and Joan Fontaine. In 1959 he starred in and produced Robert Wise»s Odds Against Tomorrow, in which he plays a bank stick-up man, uncomfortably teamed with a racist mate (Robert Ryan). He also co-starred with Inger Stevens in The Over The Moon Marvellous, The Embody and the Devil.

Belafonte was offered the r of Porgy in Otto Preminger's Porgy and Bess, but refused the r, because he objected to the genealogical stereotyping of African Americans in the exclusive. Identification disappointed with the roles available to him, he immoral in look like of his music craft during the 1960s.

In the at cock crow 1970s Belafonte seconds resurfaced in a copy of films including two films in which he starred alongside Sidney Poitier, Buck and the Evangelist (1972) and Uptown Saturday Twilight (1974).

In 1984, Belafonte produced and scored the melodious Scourge Row, dealing with the stir up of hip-hop culture.

Belafonte would not name in a foremost again until the mid — 1990s, when he appeared alongside John Travolta in the contention-change stagecraft Chalk-White Man«s Weight (1995) and in Robert Altman»s jazz age stagecraft Kansas Burg (1996). He also starred as an Associate Lawfulness of the Leading Court of the Collaborative States in the TV stagecraft Hang Opinion (1999).

In period 2006, Belafonte appeared in the r of Nelson, a sw compadre of an wage-earner of the Representative Caravanserai played by Anthony Hopkins, in Bobby, Emilio Estevez's coordinates stagecraft about the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
[redact] Federal and humanitarian activism
Belafonte's federal beliefs are greatly inspired by the man that he still views to this day as his mentor, songster and activist Paul Robeson.[5] Paul Robeson was in his period a dialectic drift of for strongly supporting the Soviet Confederacy throughout the Sniffles War. He strongly opposed genealogical jaundiced eye in the Collaborative States, and western colonialism in Africa.

Like Robeson and other African-American entertainers, Belafonte«s ascendancy in the arts did not shelter him from genealogical favouritism, particularly in the South of the Collaborative States. As a end result, he refused to fulfil in the South of the U.S. from 1954 until 1961. In 1960, President John F. Kennedy named Belafonte as cultural advisor to the Mild Battalion. Belafonte was an at cock crow champion of the Domestic Rights Drive in the 1950s and one of Martin Luther King»s confidants. He provided for King's people, since Ruler made only $8,000 a year as a evangelist. Like many domestic rights activists, he was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He bailed Ruler out of the Birmingham Burg Choky and raised thousands of dollars to publish other imprisoned domestic rights protesters. He financed the Presumptuousness Rides, supported voter registration drives, and helped to classify the Walk on Washington in 1963.

Belafonte speaking at the 1963 Domestic Rights Walk on Washington, D.C
Belafonte speaking at the 1963 Domestic Rights Walk on Washington, D.C
In 1968, Belafonte appeared on a Petula Clark primetime small screen weird on NBC. In the mid-point of a bother, Clark smiled and seconds touched Belafonte«s arm, which made the show»s champion, Plymouth Motors, on pins. Plymouth wanted to cut out the fragment, but Clark, who had ownership of the weird, told NBC that the presentation would be shown unreduced or she would not allow the weird to be aired at all. American newspapers published articles reporting the squabble and, when the weird aired, it grabbed exhilarated viewing figures. Clark's give someone the strong sign unmistakable the first period in which two people of different races made familiar bodily with on U.S. small screen.

Belafonte appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and performed a dialectic «Mardi Gras» copy with footage intercut from the 1968 Self-Governing Jingoistic Congregation riots. CBS censors deleted the in one piece fragment from the program.

In 1985, he was one of the organizers behind the Grammy fetching bother «We Are the Over The Moon Marvellous,» a multi-artist travail to screen funds for Africa, and performed in the Exist Aid concert that same year.

In 1987, he received an engagement to UNICEF as a goodwill representative. Following his engagement, Belafonte travelled to Dakar, Senegal, where he served as chairman of the Intercontinental Symposium of Artists and Intellectuals for African Children. He also helped to screen funds, alongside more than 20 other artists, in the largest concert ever held in sub-Saharan Africa. In 1994 he went on a m to Rwanda, and launched a media compete to screen awareness of the needs of Rwandan children. In 2001 he went to South Africa to prop up the compete against HIV/AIDS. In 2002, Africare awarded him the Bishop John T. Walker Stately Humanitarian Ritual for his efforts to promote Africa. In 2004 Belafonte went to Kenya to significance the prominence of educating children in the region.

Belafonte has been labyrinthine associated with in prostate cancer advocacy since 1996, when he was diagnosed and successfully treated for the infirmity.[6]
On June 27, 2006, Belafonte was the beneficiary of the BET Humanitarian at the 2006 BET Awards. He was named one of nine 2006 Thrust recipients by AARP The Munitions Dump.[7]
Belafonte has been a longtime critic of U.S. unfamiliar scheme. He began making dialectic federal statements on this submit in the at cock crow 1980s. He has, at various times, made statements discrepant the U.S. stop on Cuba, praising Soviet mild initiatives, attacking the U.S. encroachment of Grenada, praising the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, honoring Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and praising Fidel Castro.[8]
Belafonte was labyrinthine associated with in the anti-apartheid drive. He was the Tutor of Ceremonies at a levee honoring African Jingoistic Congress President Oliver R. Tambo at Roosevelt Quarters, Huntress College in New York Burg. The levee was held by the American Cabinet on Africa (ACOA) and The Africa . [9] In December 2007 he endorsed John Edwards for the 2008 Presidential Election.
[redact] Opposed to the Bush Administration
Belafonte achieved widespread notice for his federal views in 2002 when he began making a series of comments about President George W. Bush, his charge and the Iraq War.

During an discussion with Ted Leitner for San Diego's 760 KFMB, in October 2002, Belafonte referenced a bring up made by Malcolm X.[10] Belafonte said:
«There is an old saying, in the days of grind. There were those slaves who lived on the plantation, and there were those slaves who lived in the quarters. You got the dispensation of living in the quarters if you served the tutor, do exactly the way the tutor intended to have you pass out him. That gave you dispensation. Colin Powell is committed to come into the quarters of the tutor, as yearn as he would pass out the tutor, according to the master«s motivation. And when Colin Powell dares to advance something other than what the tutor wants to listen to, he will be turned ruin out to meadow-land. And you don»t listen to much from those who exist in the meadow-land.»
Belafonte used the bring up to note both former and in circulation Collaborative States Secretary of Land Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, both African-Americans. Powell and Rice both responded, with Powell trade the remarks «unfortunate»[11] and Rice saying «I don't need Harry Belafonte to tell me what it means to be black».[12] The reveal was brought ruin up in an discussion with Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! in 2006.[13]
In January 2006, Belafonte led a delegation of activists including actor Danny Glover and activist/professor Cornel West junction with President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez. In 2005, Chávez, an unequivocal Bush critic, initiated a program to plan for cheaper heating fossil for sorry people in several areas of the Collaborative States. Belafonte supported this step.[14] During the junction with Chávez, Belafonte was quoted as saying, «No import what the greatest slave-driver in the over the moon marvellous, the greatest incendiary in the over the moon marvellous, George W. Bush says, we're here to tell you: Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of the American people... prop up your revolution.»[15] Belafonte and Glover met again with Chavez in 2006.[16]
The reveal ignited a influential stock of squabble. Hillary Clinton refused to react to his carriage at an awards ritual that featured both of them.[17] AARP, which had just named him one of their 10 Thrust honorees 2006, released a declaration following the remarks, saying, «AARP does not condone the deportment and resonance which he has chosen and finds his comments heart unacceptable».[18]
On a Martin Luther Ruler Day talking at Duke University in 2006, Belafonte compared the American ministry to the 9/11 hijackers, saying, «What is the dissimilarity between that incendiary and other terrorists?»[19]
In reply to disparagement about his remarks, Belafonte asked, «What do you occasion Bush when the war he put us in to fixture has killed almost as many Americans as died on 9/11 and the copy of Americans wounded in war is almost triple? [...] By most definitions Bush can be considered a incendiary.» When he was asked about his guess of disparagement for his remarks on the war in Iraq, Belafonte responded: «Bring it on. Dissent is essential to any democracy».[20][21]
In another discussion, Belafonte remarked that while his comments may have been «hasty», nevertheless he felt the Bush charge suffered from «arrogance wedded to inexperience,» and its policies around the over the moon marvellous were «morally bankrupt».[22]
In January 2006, in a talking to the annual junction of the Arts Presenters Members Seminar, Belafonte referred to «the new Gestapo of Homeland Security» saying «You can be arrested and have no right to instruction!»[23]
During the Martin Luther Ruler Day talking at the Duke University in January 2006, Belafonte said that if he could opt his epitaph, it would be, «Harry Belafonte, Patriot».[24]
[redact] Family
Belafonte and Marguerite Byrd were married from 1948 to 1957. They have two daughters, Adrienne and Shari.

Adrienne Biesemeyer is a child/family Licensed Polished Counselor in West Virginia. Adrienne has a BA in Art from West Virginia Land College and a Tutor of Arts Point in Community Counseling from the West Virginia Graduate College. In 1997 with her daughter Rachel Lewd,[25] Adrienne founded the Anir Basis[26] and the Anir Be Familiar With. Anir focuses on humanitarian industry in Southern Africa.

Shari Belafonte is a photographer, pattern, songster and actress. She

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