2/11/18 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Joséphine Baker: The First Black International Superstar

Josephine Baker was an entertainer, civil rights activist, French Resistance agent and the first Black international superstar. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. Continue reading

12/18/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Eartha Kitt- Santa Baby

Eartha Kitt

Eartha Mae Kitt was an actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, activist and voice artist.  Known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of C’est Si Bon and the enduring Christmas novelty smash Santa Baby. Both songs became US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the most exciting woman in the world.
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2/7/16 SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Joséphine Baker: The First Black Superstar

JAZZ josephine-baker

Josephine Baker, a pioneer in every sense of the word. Baker had an initial impact on the Jazz era, and eventually culture and history of the 20th century. This film looks at the life of this extraordinary African-American entertainer.  Continue reading