Sing Your Song: Harry Belafonte
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Told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style and musical panache, Susanne Rostock's inspiring biographical documentary SING YOUR SONG surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement. Rostock reveals Belafonte as a tenacious hands-on activist who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and the incarceration of youth.
Because of his beliefs, Belafonte drew unwarranted invasions by the FBI into both his personal life and career, which led to years of struggle. But an indomitable sense of optimism motivates his path even today as he continues to ask, at 84, "What do we do now?" His example may very well inspire you to action.
- Interview with Harry Belafonte
- Full-length Music Performances
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Then in mid-1959, Harry released his gran'daddy of all "live" albums: "Belafonte At Carnegie Hall" which happens to be the best live
recording ever made !!! It truly is the best concert album I ever heard, and I don't believe Harry Belafonte ever sounded better.
In this particular DVD: "Sing Your Song", Harry Belafonte shows who he is and what he stands for. Yes, sing your song so people will
know who you are. And Harry Belafonte is absolutely a star....in every sense of the word. What a fantastic human being. Aside from
his singing and performing talents, Mr. Belafonte shows how much he cares about the world we live in. I loved this documentary and it
is something I could watch over and over again !!! I only have one complaint. In the "Special Features" category, Harry Belafonte only
performs 2 songs in their entirety: "Hava Nagela" + "Little Liza Jane". I would have loved to see a whole lot more; for example:
"Darlin Cora" + "Scarlet Ribbons" + "Jamaica Farewell" + "Day-O" + "Mama Look A Boo Boo" ~> so yes, I was kinda disappointed about
that. After all, Harry Belafonte is above all, an entertainer and a legendary talented performer. I would have loved to see him sing his
songs too !!! Anyhow, this is still a great DVD to watch, and definitely worth several viewings.
I lived during the days Harry Belafonts was contributing to the great issues of his life and times. He is a joy to watch singing and telling the stories. But I bought this DVD so that the young children in my life can experience for themselves that wonderful man and hero who worked so long and hard to make our country a better place for all.
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Harry Belafonte is the surviving Civil Rights Leader that never got the recognition he deserved.Read more