Street Corner Harmonies
New York, NY 10029
In postwar New York, Harlem became a center for radical protest and transformation at the same time that it was experiencing the devastating impacts of de-industrialization. Yet, in an era of riots, escalating crime, and gangs, others united peacefully, drawing on Harlem's strong musical foundation as a form of political mobilization. Known as Street Corner Harmonies, many of these performers went on to successful national music careers. Groups like Little Anthony and the Imperials and the Drifters (featuring Ben E. King) are just some of those who mobilized through music instead of violence, simultaneously contributing to a new chapter in Harlem's music history. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment and in collaboration with the Apollo Theater. $
$8 Seniors and Students
$6 Museum Members
*A two dollar surcharge applies for unreserved, walk-in participants.
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