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Ho n o r in g A
C a r ib b e a n A me r ic a n
         Legend…

  Harold “Harry” Belafonte, Jr.
Harold George (Harry) Belafonte, Jr.




                                    Photo Credit:
                                    Sethsaith.blogspot.com


          March 1, 1927 – present
King of Calypso




                             Photo Credit: Harry
                             Belafonte Calypso
                             317x.com

       Singer, songwriter, actor
           and social activist
Jamaican mother and Martiniquan father
From Mento to Calypso




                                               Photo Credit:
                                               last.fm


Popularized Calypso music, which originated in Trinidad and Tobago.
Famous “Banana Boat Song” (with signature lyric “Day-O”) was based
    on a 1954 recording by Jamaican folk singer Louise Bennett.
Humanitarian and Activist




                                              Photo Credit: Poitier Belafonte
                                              Heston Civil Rights March 1963
                                              En.wikipedia.org
Supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, along with Sidney Poitier.
               Confidant to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Campaigned against apartheid, and later HIV/AIDS, in South Africa.
 Vocally opposed policies of President G.W. Bush’s administration.
H A R R Y B E L A F O N TE …


O ne M o re R e a s o n to
   C e le b r a t e J U N E

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Harry Belafonte-1

  • 1. Ho n o r in g A C a r ib b e a n A me r ic a n Legend… Harold “Harry” Belafonte, Jr.
  • 2. Harold George (Harry) Belafonte, Jr. Photo Credit: Sethsaith.blogspot.com March 1, 1927 – present
  • 3. King of Calypso Photo Credit: Harry Belafonte Calypso 317x.com Singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Jamaican mother and Martiniquan father
  • 4. From Mento to Calypso Photo Credit: last.fm Popularized Calypso music, which originated in Trinidad and Tobago. Famous “Banana Boat Song” (with signature lyric “Day-O”) was based on a 1954 recording by Jamaican folk singer Louise Bennett.
  • 5. Humanitarian and Activist Photo Credit: Poitier Belafonte Heston Civil Rights March 1963 En.wikipedia.org Supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, along with Sidney Poitier. Confidant to Martin Luther King, Jr. Campaigned against apartheid, and later HIV/AIDS, in South Africa. Vocally opposed policies of President G.W. Bush’s administration.
  • 6. H A R R Y B E L A F O N TE … O ne M o re R e a s o n to C e le b r a t e J U N E