Dancers Celebrate Harlem’s Frankie “Ambassador of Lindy Hop” Mannings 100th Birthday

Mann_ch9_07_v2This weekend, over 2,000 swing dancers from at least 50 different countries descend on Harlem, New York to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Harlem dancer Frankie Manning, known as the “Ambassador of Lindy Hop.”  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Frankie Manning

Frankie manning 1Frankie Manning (May 26, 1914 – April 27, 2009) was an American dancer, instructor and choreographer. Manning is considered one of the founding fathers of the Lindy Hop. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Globetrotters, A Game Of ‘Reems’ And Equality

harlem globetrotters1A long time has passed since the first teams were formed by athletic clubs in the 1920s, but basketball still occupies a prominent place amongst Harlem’s entertainments. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Earl ‘Snakehips’ Tucker (video)

Earl “Snakehips” Tucker (1905 – 1937) became known as the “Human Boa Constrictor” after the dance he popularized in Harlem in the 1920s called the “snakehips (Dance)“. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Singer, Vivian Green Forsakes Pop; The New York Film Festival to Screen A Chick Webb Documentary

Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo
At some stage in the careers of arts professionals there is a point where they reach the crossroads of art and commerce. Continue Reading →