harlem is... MUSIC

Explores Harlem’s unrivaled musical traditions from gospel to classical to jazz to hip-hop, honoring landmark institutions from James Reese Europe’s orchestra of 1910 to present institutions, to current-day legacy keepers and clubs who are keeping the music alive in Harlem.

 

Contemporary photographic portraits by renowned documentary photographer Ruth Morgan; archival photographs from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; commentary by contributing writers, and poetry and prose by Harlem public school students all pay tribute to rich and diverse music that makes Harlem the musical legend it is. 

MIUSICAL TRADITIONS

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LANDMARK INSTITUTIONS

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JAZZMOBILE

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HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

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THE HARLEM JAZZ & MUSIC FESTIVAL

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NEW AMSTERDAM MUSICAL

ASSOCIATION

THE APOLLO THEATER

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RAÍCES LATIN MUSIC COLLECTION

AT BOYS AND GIRLS HARBOR

LEGACY-KEEPERS

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BILL SAXTON

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ROBERTA LONG

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GRACIELA

MAX ROACH

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LONNIE YOUNGBLOOD

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CRAIG HARRIS

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GLORIA LYNNE

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OLU DARA

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ED BABB

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CHUCK JACKSON

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DOUG E. FRESH

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IMPACT REPERTORY THEATRE

 

VOICES OF YOUTH

CLUBS

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LENOX LOUNGE

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MINTONS PLAYHOUSE

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SHOWMAN'S CAFE

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ST. NICK'S PUB

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COTTON CLUB

 
 

VOICES OF YOUTH

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