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Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
27-May-05 - 06:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
Chico, Harry Belafonte is American, born in NYC in 1927 (1924 according to the liner notes of his first album "Mark Twain..." released in 1954). His mother was Jamaican, and he spent about six years of his childhood there. Thankfully he still lives, as you said.

I think of Belafonte as the Kingston Trio of Calypso...he introduced millions of folks to that music, and many of us went on to embrace the more 'ethnically pure ;)' performers. He also provided a showcase for such performers as Miriam Makeba and the Chad Mitchell trio.

With all the things Belafonte has done for human rights, and civil rights, he is a credit to his race-THE HUMAN RACE.

John Hindsill