|May 19, 2018|
Jump in the Line
Submitted by: Jared d'Voiles
Event Location: CA Theatre of Performing Arts
Address: 562 W. 4th Street, San Bdno, CA 92401
Description: Jump in the Line is an evening of music and dance celebrating the music of Harry Belafonte. American singer, actor, producer, and activist who was a key figure in the folk music scene of the 1950s, especially known for popularizing the Caribbean folk songs known as calypsos. He was also involved in various social causes, notably the civil rights movement.
His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) became the first LP in the world "to sell over 1 million copies within a year", Belafonte said on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The Link program on August 7, 2012. He added that it was also the first million-selling album ever in England. The album is number four on Billboard's "Top 100 Album" list for having spent 31 weeks at number 1, 58 weeks in the top ten, and 99 weeks on the U.S. charts. The album introduced American audiences to calypso music.
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