Harry Belafonte

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'I ain’t waiting': John Boyega shows movie stars what political engagement looks like
His Hyde Park speech is a teachable moment in the history of race, racism and celebrity. He’s part of a vigorous, distinguished tradition

Peter Bradshaw

04, Jun, 2020 @10:55 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about kings
A regal list this week includes songs from Richard Thompson, Gilbert and Sullivan, Boy George and the Proclaimers

Chaz Cozens

21, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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How Petula Clark and Harry Belafonte fought racism arm in arm
Petula Clark was an uncool 60s pop star on the rise when, 50 years ago today, she held on to Harry Belafonte’s arm on US television, and sparked a race relations furore

Simon Goddard

02, Apr, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Harry Belafonte tells crowd at likely last public appearance: 'We shall overcome'
Singer and civil rights activist, 90, holds Pittsburgh audience spellbound with tales of his life and denunciation of Trump as a national ‘mistake’

Mike Elk in Pittsburgh

21, Oct, 2017 @3:59 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: your songs about iron and steel
A reader forges a playlist of songs involving metal in their lyrics or title, with hits from Jethro Tull, Blondie and Bob Marley on the list

Marco den Ouden

01, Dec, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Notes on Blindness; Behemoth; The Boss; Gods of Egypt and more – review
Two documentaries play with form and evoke suffering on scales small and large, while Melissa McCarthy outshines her own film

Guy Lodge

23, Oct, 2016 @7:00 AM

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€10m fight to save James Baldwin’s Provençal home
The writer’s home was a regular haunt of African-American cultural giants

Kim Willsher

06, Aug, 2016 @11:06 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about climate change
From the prescient lyrics of Jackson Browne to Michael Jackson getting angry about humans destroying the Earth, here are the tunes that made this week’s playlist

Sheila Deane

28, Apr, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about nostalgia – results
Long summers to old recipes, Stevie Wonder’s childhood to Ray Davies dances, RR regular bishbosh picks an era-spanning list from last week’s hugely popular topic

Chris Bishop

28, May, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Cerys Matthews: music to get your toddler dancing their socks off
Our musical agony aunt’s alter ego, Dr Crotchety, helps a parent looking for tunes to get a two-year-old shaking some serious dance moves

Cerys Matthews

21, Feb, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Steve McQueen to make film about Paul Robeson
The Oscar-winning director of 12 Years a Slave reveals that his next project will take as its subject the American civil rights activist, singer and actor

Alex Needham

18, Nov, 2014 @10:52 PM

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Harry Belafonte makes guns plea: 'Where is the raised voice of black America?'

Singer makes impassioned appeal to black Americans, accusing them of failing to speak out over the problem of gun violence

Paul Harris in New York

02, Feb, 2013 @3:58 PM

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