Watch Harry Belafonte Discuss Trump, Activism & His Career With Red Bull Music Festival New York
Harry Belafonte, the 91-year-old icon, sat down with Red Bull Music Festival New York to give an in-depth chat about his career, Trump, activism, and more.
The Red Bull Music Festival in New York has given us some stellar events so far. Last week, we were with legendary hip-hop director Hype Williams as he shared insights on some of his most dynamic music videos. The week prior, we were in attendance at Hostos Community College in the Bronx for the Jill Newman Productions sit-down with Harry Belafonte.
The now 91-year-old icon, activist, musician, and all-around great human being was conversing with Kimberly Drew about a multitude of subjects. If you weren’t there to see Belafonte in person, don’t worry, as Red Bull Music Festival New York has you covered with the full videotaped discussion for your viewing pleasure below. In it, Belafonte offers his thoughts on activism in the digital age, why Trump is such a detriment to civil rights, and how art can be a revolutionary act.
The Kennedy Center honoree and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador also reflected on his career, his music and the love of it, plus his lifelong commitment to political and humanitarian activism. It is truly a must see for those looking to continue the blueprint architected by Belafonte and others of his ilk.
We won’t hold you with all these words as you should definitely press play on this full-length video underneath.