ZOOMER LEGEND HARRY BELEFONTE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM AT 90

Jan 20, 2017

By Andy Johnson

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Legendary entertainer Harry Belafonte turns 90 years old March 1st and he’s using the milestone to release an album that will underscore part of his life’s work in fostering racial harmony.
harryA multi-ethnic children’s choir will perform a new version of of the classic “Island in the Sun” for an anthology of Belafonte’s music, called “When Colors Come Together: The Legacy of Harry Belafonte.”

Belafonte co-wrote the song for the 1957 film “Island in the Sun”.  At the time it generated controversy for its exploration of race and interracial romance.

Belafonte has been a longtime civil rights activist who marched with Martin Luther King Jr and is an honorary co-chair of the Women’s March tomorrow in  Washington D.C

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