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Belafonte, Harry 1927-

Works: 1,220 works in 2,300 publications in 8 languages and 28,789 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Fiction  Popular music  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Singer, Interviewee, Writer of accompanying material, Narrator, Producer, Composer, Lyricist, Speaker, Creator, Arranger, Other, Instrumentalist, Compiler, Author of introduction, Adapter, Editor
Classifications: ML420.B32, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Harry Belafonte
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts by Spike Lee ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
Bobby by Emilio Estevez ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revisits the night presidential-hopeful Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in June 1968. Tells the stories of a variety of people present on tgat fateful night, ranging from Kennedy's campaign staff and volunteers to the hotel owner, employees such as kitchen staff, and various guests
Oscar Hammerstein's Carmen Jones ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a familiar archetypal story, which is exactly where its appeal lies. Relocated to a Southern military base, Joe is a soldier about to leave for flying school, planning to marry his longtime sweetheart Cindy Lou before he goes. But free-spirited parachute packer Carmen interferes, when Joe is tasked with delivering her to jail after she gets into a vicious fight with another woman. This begins their stormy romance, and ends with Joe AWOL, the pair on the run in Chicago, and Carmen deserting Joe for professional boxer Husky Miller. Undone by her fickleness, Joe's passion for Carmen has tragic consequences
The march : the story of the greatest march in American history by Oprah Winfrey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witness the compelling and dramatic story of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his stirring "I Have a Dream" speech. This watershed event in the Civil Rights Movement helped change the face of America. Recounts the events when 250,000 people came together to form the largest demonstration the young American democracy had ever seen
Island in the sun by Harry Belafonte ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrations accompany the words to a song made popular by Harry Belafonte, paying tribute to his island childhood
Roots of rhythm by Eugene Rosow ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the origins of Latin music from Spain and Africa to the New World (Program 1). Focuses on pop music developed in Cuba and examines how North Americans began to discover this island's musical treasures (Program 2). Shows how Spanish-African music has become the basic part of popular musical culture of the U.S. (Program 3)
Oscar Hammerstein's Carmen Jones by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joe, a military policeman about to make officer, is infatuated with the flirtatious and sexy Carmen Jones. Their ill-fated romance comes to a grisly end but not before their liaison has wreaked havoc with their lives and all who cross their paths
Free to be-- you and me ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A journey into the endless possibilities of life. Rich with positive, life-enhancing messages that focus on growth and change. Positive messages of self-esteem are illustrated through a series of live action and animations shorts through songs, stories and laughter. Explores children's dreams and concerns, as well as their fears and fantasies
Sing your song by Harry Belafonte ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and German and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style and musical panache, Susanne Rostock's inspiring biographical documentary surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement
To wish you a merry Christmas by Harry Belafonte ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary's boy child (4:22) -- Silent night (3:35) -- Christmas is coming (1:38) -- Mary, Mary (3:21) -- Jehovah the Lord will provide (2:57) -- We wish you a merry Christmas ; God rest ye merry gentlemen ; O come, all ye faithful ; Joy to the world (4:29) -- I heard the bells on Christmas day (3:03) -- A star in the East (4:15) -- The gifts they gave (3:58) -- The son of Mary (Greensleeves) (3:21) -- The twelve days of Christmas (3:49) -- Where the little Jesus sleeps (2:05) -- The joys of Christmas ; O little town of Bethlehem ; Deck the halls ; The first noel (5:25)
The long road to freedom an anthology of Black music by Harry Belafonte ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical history of America's Africans, including African tribal songs, slave call and response, work songs, spirituals, minstrel songs, blues, and more. Includes a lavishly illustrated book on the history of African American music, and a DVD about the production of this groundbreaking work
Buck and the preacher by Sidney Poitier ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the perils faced by a wagon train of courageous black settlers. It's the 1860s and Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation has just freed the country's slaves, but a group of vigilante nightraiders are resentful of the black men's newly-gained freedom
We shall overcome ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrated by Harry Belafonte, provides a history of the song, We shall overcome, and its influence on the civil rights movement
Calypso by Harry Belafonte ( Recording )
44 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon Jazz Collection
Kansas City by Robert Altman ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1934 Kansas City. A telegraph operator named Blondie (Jennifer Jason Leigh) kidnaps Carolyn Stilton (Miranda Richardson), wife of a powerful businessman who commutes to Washington to advise President Roosevelt. Blondie figures she can use Carolyn to gain safe passage for her husband Johnny (Dermot Mulroney), who is in the grip of the city's top gangster, a club owner named Seldom Seen (Harry Belafonte). The movie unfolds in the dark streets of the downtown Kansas City night
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall by Harry Belafonte ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White man's burden ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a time where color roles have been reversed, Louis Pinnock (John Travolta), a poor man of the ghetto, struggles to support his family. When he loses his job at the whim of the factory's owner (Harry Belafonte), Louis decides to take on the system by taking on his former boss
Uptown Saturday night ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two men try to recover a winning lottery ticket from the underworld
Billboard greatest Christmas hits ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When I rise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1957, Barbar Smith, a gifted black music student at the University of Texas is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, eventually will become an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and she will headline on stages around the world
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.06 for Island in ... to 0.97 for Fine books ...)
Alternative Names
Belafonte, Harold Georg 1927-
Belafonte, Harold George.
Belafonte, Harold George 1927-
Bell, Raymond 1927-
Bellanfanti, Harold George.
Berafonte, H.
ヴェラフォンテ, ハリー