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JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana

Harlem in Havana, Leon Claxton, Black entertainment, Cuban entertainment, Leslie Cunningham

Overview

Genre
History, Culture, and Minorities
Synopsis

JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana
A documentary film by Leslie Cunningham

Synopsis:

Step Right Up, Folks! See the brown-skin showgirls! JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana is a feature documentary film by Leslie Cunningham who takes viewers on a tour of one of America’s most successful traveling shows that birthed music icons, broke carnival records and significantly influenced Black and Latin entertainment during the Jim Crow era. Also unearthed is the legend of African American showman Leon Claxton, a world-renowned impresario whose vision, passion and determination produced a multicultural stage show that still resonates with wonder today. Through spoken word poetry, hip hop, visual art and live performances by some of today’s top artists, Leslie is on a mission to reclaim and celebrate her family’s lost legacy, and insert it into the narrative of the history of American entertainment before the memories die with a generation.

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Stage
in production
Running time
86 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
TRIBES Entertainment
Years of Production
5
Locations
Tampa, Florida; Knoxville, Tennessee; Durham, North Carolina; San Diego, CA

Distribution Details

Release year
2019
Festivals
Seeking U.S. and international festivals
Distribution
Seeking educational and international distribution partners
Language
English and Spanish
Subtitles
Yes

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