Gospel music has the power to emotionally move you regardless of whether you are spiritually inclined or not. The neighborhood of Harlem is renowned for its authentic Gospel music, rooting all the way back to the 17th century. The history of Gospel music in Harlem shines through the culture of this rich neighborhood. Read on to see how it all happened.Read more
At Harlem Spirituals, we love when history and music collide. Latin-Yiddish Jazz is the epitome of jamming the melting pot here in New York City. One of the reasons New York City offers such a diverse cultural landscape undoubtedly stems from the role that the harbor-city played in welcoming the various waves of immigration throughout the years. We were telling you all about this in our previous article on the Lower East Side. To this day, the incredible diversity of the people of NYC is an aspect that fascinates many tourists, artists and writers. Read on to see why.
This February, as a part of our ongoing celebration of Black History Month, we wanted to share the story of Josephine Baker, one of the greatest African American entertainers of all time, and a committed political activist.
“Let us stop saying ‘white Americans’ or ‘colored Americans,’ let us try once and for all saying… Americans. Let human beings be equal on Earth as in Heaven.”
– Josephine Baker