Red Bull Music and Jill Newman Productions To Host “A Conversation With Harry Belafonte” In New York
On May 5, 2018, you can listen to a true living legend, as Harry Belafonte will talk about his life, our current fight, and more at Hostos Community College.
Jill Newman and her production company do it again! After giving Terrace Martin solid ground at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust to experiment with sounds as he continues to create for Drones, she partners up with Red Bull Music to host a sit-down engagement with a real-life hero, actor, and activist, Harry Belafonte.
On May 5, 2018, at Hostos Community College in Bronx, New York City, Red Bull Music and Jill Newman Productions will present A Conversation With Harry Belafonte, which if you’re really about fighting against injustice and racial inequality, you’ll want to be there in attendance to witness history in live and living color.
The three-time Grammy Award-winning musician, actor, and activist has consistently put life, limb, and career on the line to serve on the frontlines against evil and corruption of the human spirit. Acclaimed around the world for his lifelong commitment, his stance on civil rights and global peace, and his part in advocating for the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has made Belafonte an icon for all the right reasons.
As part of Red Bull Music Festival in New York, the Kennedy Center honoree and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Harry Belafonte, will reflect on his life, the current fight by many in the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and his career at the historic Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture—and you should surely be there if you count yourself among the many troops looking to challenge America’s stale way of thinking and acting towards people of color.
“With the 50th anniversary of the assassinations of two of the most monumental men of the 20th century, Dr. King, and Bobby Kennedy, we continue to be reminded of the impactful teachings which are very much applicable to today’s social movements,” Harry shared in a written press release. “At this point in my long career, I’m rewarded to see the stand which women and now our youth are taking against the deeply rooted injustices in this country. The work has just begun. I look forward to continuing the dialogue at Hostos Community College on May 5th.”
The conversation takes place on May 5 at Hostos’ main theater. Tickets are $30, which you can cop here, and the event begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. All revenue from ticket sales will be donated to Sankofa, Belafonte’s social justice organization.
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