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Harlem Renaissance Research: Music

This guide is intended as a research tool to help you locate background information, books, articles, and internet/web links on the Harlem Renaissance.

General Music Links

Famous Singers, Musicians & Composers

Duke Ellington's Black & Tan Fantasy 1929

Duke Ellington & The Cotton Club Orchestra


Cotton Club Dancers

Countee Cullen Reads His Poem Heritage

Cab Calloway Hi Di Ho - 1934

Billie Holliday Performing Strange Fruit

The Savoy Ballroom

Paul Robeson

This digital exhibit highlights the singing and acting career of Paul Robeson.

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smither was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920's & 1930's.

Lindy Hop in Harlem: The Role of Social Dancing