Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Female Performers of the Harlem Renaissance

I've been reading so much wonderful Harlem Renaissance literature for my exams over the past few weeks. I'm fascinated by the descriptions of Harlem in the 20's -- the nightclubs, dancers, singers, dandies, and darlings of the stage...
Here are some inspiring photos of beautiful Harlem stage performers from Discover Black Heritage's photostream on Flickr:


Come,

Let us roam the night together,

singing.


I love you.


Across

the Harlem roof tops


Moon is shining.


Night sky is blue.
Stars are great drops
of golden dew.


In the cabaret

The jazz band's playing.


I love you.


Come,

Let us roam the night together


Singing.



["Harlem Night Song" by Langston Hughes]

14 comments:

ambika said...

I *love* that flickr stream. Thanks for posting this.

[Tara] said...

Ambika -- the stream has so many great images; I *waste* a lot of time at work perusing it...

PIGNOUF said...

Merci Tara pour le lien Flickr !
A bientôt...:)

[Tara] said...

Pignouf -- (sorry, my french is not so good)...je suis si heureux vous avez aimé les photos!

Sharon Rose said...

hi there-these are fantastic, thanks for sharing!! love your new profile piccy too, gorgeous!!

[Tara] said...

Sharon -- Thank you!! Are are always so kind. I had to take this photo, because the leaves turning red were SO amazing!

Brigid said...

Hey, I just saw your comment on my blog. That's crazy that we live in the same complex! Sully's a pretty recognizable dog. I'll have to keep an eye out for you and your pug -- mine's half pug. They're my favorite breed. You have a really neat blog here. Thanks for finding me!

[Tara] said...

Brigid -- I know, so crazy and random! your dog is too cute for words. Hope to see you around and thanks for stopping by!

sweetheartville said...

What a wonderful and unique blog! I'm glad you found me, too!

[Tara] said...

Sweetheartville-- thanks so much for stopping by!! I've added you to my blogroll!

Mrs.French said...

...so true my dear...beautiful post...xo

[Tara] said...

mrs. french -- thanks so much for stopping by!!

michiko said...

Wonderful photos! I bookmarked the flickr site :)

[Tara] said...

michiko -- Thanks! The flickr site is quite good! There are many more excellent photos...