Adelaide Louise Hall’s Rich Harlem History, 1901 – 1993 (Audio Video)

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sean Combs Finds His Roots On “Finding Your Roots” (Video)

Harlem man, Sean Combs (aka Diddy, Puffy, Puff Daddy, etc.,) discovers the history of his ancestors in Finding Your Roots: Season Three, episode seven, “Family Reunions”. Continue Reading →

Happy Xmas (War Is Over!) By John Lennon, Yoko Ono And The Harlem Community Choir, 1971 (Video)

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a Christmas song with lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. Continue Reading →

Ida “The Shoo Shoo Baby” James, Harlem, 1950’s (Video)

ida-jamesIda Mae James was born in 1921, in Providence, Rhode Island. Ida’s mother taught her how to sing, she travel the country doing amateur night shows until she was discovered on the Radio Kiddie Hour in Philadelphia, PA. Continue Reading →

Original Flavor Featuring Jay-Z, Harlem’s Damon Dash, “Can I Get Open”, 1993 (Video)

“Can I Get Open”, which reached #46 on the Billboard Maxi Singles chart in 1993. This track prominently features Jay-Z. Continue Reading →

The Great Earl Hyman And William Branch On The American Negro Theatre’s (Video)

Here’s a fantastic video from Harlem Cultural Archives with the great actor Earl Hyman passed away this week following a prolonged illness. Continue Reading →

Behind-The-Scenes With Bruno Mars Beat Box While Taping Special At The Apollo Theater (Video)

The first Bruno Mars Special at the Apollo Theater aired last night, so leave it up to our pesky editorial team at Harlem World to find some behind-the-scenes video of Bruno doing some beat boxing and talking to neighbors somewhere in Harlem.

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Sisters Riya And Sara Kapoor Bring Unifying Message To Newport Jazz Festival (Video)

In a true meaning of a Harlem World philosophy, Michael Jackson once wrote, “There comes a time when we heed a certain call – when the world must come together as one.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Pillars Recovery Center The First Addiction Recovery Center Opens (Video)

City and State officials celebrated the opening of Harlem’s first center for substance abuse recovery Tuesday afternoon. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s “Funny Girl,” Fanny Brice, 1891 – 1951 (video)

800px-FannybriceGlamorFanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, and theater and film actress who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series The Baby Snooks Show.  Continue Reading →

Jimi Hendrix At The United Block Association Benefit Concert In Harlem 1969 (video)

Jimi Hendrix Harlem New York 1969

On September 5th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix with the Gypsy Sun & Rainbows band performed outside 139th Street and Lenox Avenue at the United Block Association Benefit concert in Harlem, New York.

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