Harlem Timeline [6 Music]

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012009051920161112 (6M)

Soweto Kinch begins a journey of musical discovery in Harlem, New York.

Soweto Kinch begins a four-part journey of discovery in Harlem, a few square miles in northern Manhattan which have given the world great musical riches.

He hears from Pulitzer Prize winning novelist David Levering Lewis (author of "When Harlem Was In Vogue") about the origins of the area and visits the site of the "Tree of Hope" where superstitious musicians have touched the bark to help launch their careers.

We hear about the unique Harlem Stride style of piano jazz; visit speakeasies and the site of the famous Lincoln Theatre (which is now an Episcopalian church); and journey to Sugar Hill, the home of the Harlem Renaissance movement which saw intellectuals produce some of the area's richest writing, poetry and painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

012009051920161112 (6M)

Soweto Kinch begins a journey of musical discovery in Harlem, New York.

Soweto Kinch begins a four-part journey of discovery in Harlem, a few square miles in northern Manhattan which have given the world great musical riches.

He hears from Pulitzer Prize winning novelist David Levering Lewis (author of "When Harlem Was In Vogue") about the origins of the area and visits the site of the "Tree of Hope" where superstitious musicians have touched the bark to help launch their careers.

We hear about the unique Harlem Stride style of piano jazz; visit speakeasies and the site of the famous Lincoln Theatre (which is now an Episcopalian church); and journey to Sugar Hill, the home of the Harlem Renaissance movement which saw intellectuals produce some of the area's richest writing, poetry and painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

01Part 120180210 (6M)

Soweto Kinch begins a journey of musical discovery in Harlem, New York.

Soweto Kinch begins a four-part journey of discovery in Harlem, a few square miles in northern Manhattan which have given the world great musical riches.
He hears from Pulitzer Prize winning novelist David Levering Lewis (author of "When Harlem Was In Vogue") about the origins of the area and visits the site of the "Tree of Hope" where superstitious musicians have touched the bark to help launch their careers.
We hear about the unique Harlem Stride style of piano jazz; visit speakeasies and the site of the famous Lincoln Theatre (which is now an Episcopalian church); and journey to Sugar Hill, the home of the Harlem Renaissance movement which saw intellectuals produce some of the area's richest writing, poetry and painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009 and repeated as part of 6 Music's celebration of New York.

01Part 120170916

Soweto Kinch begins a journey of musical discovery in Harlem, New York.

Soweto Kinch begins a four-part journey of discovery in Harlem, a few square miles in northern Manhattan which have given the world great musical riches.
He hears from Pulitzer Prize winning novelist David Levering Lewis (author of "When Harlem Was In Vogue") about the origins of the area and visits the site of the "Tree of Hope" where superstitious musicians have touched the bark to help launch their careers.
We hear about the unique Harlem Stride style of piano jazz; visit speakeasies and the site of the famous Lincoln Theatre (which is now an Episcopalian church); and journey to Sugar Hill, the home of the Harlem Renaissance movement which saw intellectuals produce some of the area's richest writing, poetry and painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

01Part 120170916

Soweto Kinch begins a journey of musical discovery in Harlem, New York.

Soweto Kinch begins a four-part journey of discovery in Harlem, a few square miles in northern Manhattan which have given the world great musical riches.
He hears from Pulitzer Prize winning novelist David Levering Lewis (author of "When Harlem Was In Vogue") about the origins of the area and visits the site of the "Tree of Hope" where superstitious musicians have touched the bark to help launch their careers.
We hear about the unique Harlem Stride style of piano jazz; visit speakeasies and the site of the famous Lincoln Theatre (which is now an Episcopalian church); and journey to Sugar Hill, the home of the Harlem Renaissance movement which saw intellectuals produce some of the area's richest writing, poetry and painting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

022009052620161113 (6M)

Soweto Kinch on the gospel tradition, art, music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.

In his second journey into Harlem's history, Soweto Kinch finds out about the rich gospel tradition, explores the art, music and poetry of the harlem Renaissance, and traces the story of jazz from swing to bebop. He visits the place where politician Marcus Garvey addressed the crowds from a soapbox, and finds out where African American thinker and reformer W. E. B DuBois lived and worked. He hears about the legendary Savoy Ballroom, and the late night clubs like Minton's and the Uptown House where Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie created a new style of jazz. Finally as the 1940s progress, rhythm and blues arrives on the scene and the everyday sound of Harlem is transformed.

First broadcast in on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

022009052620161113 (6M)

Soweto Kinch on the gospel tradition, art, music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.

In his second journey into Harlem's history, Soweto Kinch finds out about the rich gospel tradition, explores the art, music and poetry of the harlem Renaissance, and traces the story of jazz from swing to bebop. He visits the place where politician Marcus Garvey addressed the crowds from a soapbox, and finds out where African American thinker and reformer W. E. B DuBois lived and worked. He hears about the legendary Savoy Ballroom, and the late night clubs like Minton's and the Uptown House where Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie created a new style of jazz. Finally as the 1940s progress, rhythm and blues arrives on the scene and the everyday sound of Harlem is transformed.

First broadcast in on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

02Part 220180211 (6M)

Soweto Kinch on the gospel tradition, art, music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.

In his second journey into Harlem's history, Soweto Kinch finds out about the rich gospel tradition, explores the art, music and poetry of the harlem Renaissance, and traces the story of jazz from swing to bebop. He visits the place where politician Marcus Garvey addressed the crowds from a soapbox, and finds out where African American thinker and reformer W. E. B DuBois lived and worked. He hears about the legendary Savoy Ballroom, and the late night clubs like Minton's and the Uptown House where Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie created a new style of jazz. Finally as the 1940s progress, rhythm and blues arrives on the scene and the everyday sound of Harlem is transformed.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009 and repeated as part of 6 Music's celebration of New York.

02Part 220170917

Soweto Kinch on the gospel tradition, art, music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.

In his second journey into Harlem's history, Soweto Kinch finds out about the rich gospel tradition, explores the art, music and poetry of the harlem Renaissance, and traces the story of jazz from swing to bebop. He visits the place where politician Marcus Garvey addressed the crowds from a soapbox, and finds out where African American thinker and reformer W. E. B DuBois lived and worked. He hears about the legendary Savoy Ballroom, and the late night clubs like Minton's and the Uptown House where Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie created a new style of jazz. Finally as the 1940s progress, rhythm and blues arrives on the scene and the everyday sound of Harlem is transformed.

First broadcast in on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

02Part 220170917

Soweto Kinch on the gospel tradition, art, music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.

In his second journey into Harlem's history, Soweto Kinch finds out about the rich gospel tradition, explores the art, music and poetry of the harlem Renaissance, and traces the story of jazz from swing to bebop. He visits the place where politician Marcus Garvey addressed the crowds from a soapbox, and finds out where African American thinker and reformer W. E. B DuBois lived and worked. He hears about the legendary Savoy Ballroom, and the late night clubs like Minton's and the Uptown House where Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie created a new style of jazz. Finally as the 1940s progress, rhythm and blues arrives on the scene and the everyday sound of Harlem is transformed.

First broadcast in on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

032009060220161114 (6M)

Soweto Kinch traces what happened in Harlem between the end of the 1940s and the 1970s.

Soweto Kinch continues his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem.

Today he traces what happened from the end of the 1940s to the 1970s, taking in the story of soul music, and the growth of doo wop, but also looking at the social problems of the 60s, when Harlem's name was synonymous with protests and violence.

03Harlem Timeline—Part 3

Soweto Kinch continues his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem. Today he'll be be tracing what happened from the end of the 1940s to the 1970s, taking in the story of soul music, and the growth of doo wop, but also looking at the social problems of the 60s, when Harlem's name was synonymous with protests and violence.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009 and repeated as part of 6 Music's celebration of New York.

03Part 320170918 (6M)

"Soweto Kinch continues his journey around Harlem.

Soweto Kinch continues his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem. Today he'll be be tracing what happened from the end of the 1940s to the 1970s, taking in the story of soul music, and the growth of doo wop, but also looking at the social problems of the 60s, when Harlem's name was synonymous with protests and violence.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

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03Part 320180212 (6M)

Soweto Kinch continues his journey around Harlem.

Soweto Kinch continues his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem. Today he'll be be tracing what happened from the end of the 1940s to the 1970s, taking in the story of soul music, and the growth of doo wop, but also looking at the social problems of the 60s, when Harlem's name was synonymous with protests and violence.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009 and repeated as part of 6 Music's celebration of New York.

03Part 320170918 (6M)

Soweto Kinch continues his journey around Harlem.

Soweto Kinch continues his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem. Today he'll be be tracing what happened from the end of the 1940s to the 1970s, taking in the story of soul music, and the growth of doo wop, but also looking at the social problems of the 60s, when Harlem's name was synonymous with protests and violence.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

03Part 320170918

Soweto Kinch continues his journey around Harlem.

Soweto Kinch continues his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem. Today he'll be be tracing what happened from the end of the 1940s to the 1970s, taking in the story of soul music, and the growth of doo wop, but also looking at the social problems of the 60s, when Harlem's name was synonymous with protests and violence.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

03Part 320170918

Soweto Kinch continues his journey around Harlem.

Soweto Kinch continues his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem. Today he'll be be tracing what happened from the end of the 1940s to the 1970s, taking in the story of soul music, and the growth of doo wop, but also looking at the social problems of the 60s, when Harlem's name was synonymous with protests and violence.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

04
0420170919 (6M)

"Soweto Kinch visits The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and jams in a speakeasy.

Soweto Kinch concludes his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem, its music, politics and culture.
He meets record producer Paul Winley to discover how doo-wop became hip hop. Kurtis Blow and Zulu Jeff explain how hip hop spread to every corner of Harlem and Soweto also encounters break dancers and DJs.
Soweto sees that Harlem's cultural future is assured, with a visit to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem which conserves the rich musical legacy of the area. He also joins in a jam session at Bill's Place, a venue styled after the speakeasies of 1920s and 30s Harlem.
The journey ends at the marvellously preserved art deco Lenox Lounge, scene of many a recent movie, where jazz and blues remain a central part of Harlem's rich cultural atmosphere.

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0420170919 (6M)

Soweto Kinch visits The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and jams in a speakeasy.

Soweto Kinch concludes his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem, its music, politics and culture.
He meets record producer Paul Winley to discover how doo-wop became hip hop. Kurtis Blow and Zulu Jeff explain how hip hop spread to every corner of Harlem and Soweto also encounters break dancers and DJs.
Soweto sees that Harlem's cultural future is assured, with a visit to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem which conserves the rich musical legacy of the area. He also joins in a jam session at Bill's Place, a venue styled after the speakeasies of 1920s and 30s Harlem.
The journey ends at the marvellously preserved art deco Lenox Lounge, scene of many a recent movie, where jazz and blues remain a central part of Harlem's rich cultural atmosphere.

0420180213 (6M)

Soweto Kinch visits The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and jams in a speakeasy.

Soweto Kinch concludes his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem, its music, politics and culture.
He meets record producer Paul Winley to discover how doo-wop became hip hop. Kurtis Blow and Zulu Jeff explain how hip hop spread to every corner of Harlem and Soweto also encounters break dancers and DJs.
Soweto sees that Harlem's cultural future is assured, with a visit to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem which conserves the rich musical legacy of the area. He also joins in a jam session at Bill's Place, a venue styled after the speakeasies of 1920s and 30s Harlem.
The journey ends at the marvellously preserved art deco Lenox Lounge, scene of many a recent movie, where jazz and blues remain a central part of Harlem's rich cultural atmosphere.

042009060920161115 (6M)

Soweto Kinch visits The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and jams in a speakeasy.

Soweto Kinch concludes his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem, its music, politics and culture.

He meets record producer Paul Winley to discover how doo-wop became hip hop. Kurtis Blow and Zulu Jeff explain how hip hop spread to every corner of Harlem and Soweto also encounters break dancers and DJs.

Soweto sees that Harlem's cultural future is assured, with a visit to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem which conserves the rich musical legacy of the area. He also joins in a jam session at Bill's Place, a venue styled after the speakeasies of 1920s and 30s Harlem.

The journey ends at the marvellously preserved art deco Lenox Lounge, scene of many a recent movie, where jazz and blues remain a central part of Harlem's rich cultural atmosphere.

042009060920161115 (6M)

Soweto Kinch visits The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and jams in a speakeasy.

Soweto Kinch concludes his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem, its music, politics and culture.

He meets record producer Paul Winley to discover how doo-wop became hip hop. Kurtis Blow and Zulu Jeff explain how hip hop spread to every corner of Harlem and Soweto also encounters break dancers and DJs.

Soweto sees that Harlem's cultural future is assured, with a visit to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem which conserves the rich musical legacy of the area. He also joins in a jam session at Bill's Place, a venue styled after the speakeasies of 1920s and 30s Harlem.

The journey ends at the marvellously preserved art deco Lenox Lounge, scene of many a recent movie, where jazz and blues remain a central part of Harlem's rich cultural atmosphere.

0420170919

Soweto Kinch visits The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and jams in a speakeasy.

Soweto Kinch concludes his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem, its music, politics and culture.
He meets record producer Paul Winley to discover how doo-wop became hip hop. Kurtis Blow and Zulu Jeff explain how hip hop spread to every corner of Harlem and Soweto also encounters break dancers and DJs.
Soweto sees that Harlem's cultural future is assured, with a visit to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem which conserves the rich musical legacy of the area. He also joins in a jam session at Bill's Place, a venue styled after the speakeasies of 1920s and 30s Harlem.
The journey ends at the marvellously preserved art deco Lenox Lounge, scene of many a recent movie, where jazz and blues remain a central part of Harlem's rich cultural atmosphere.

0420170919

Soweto Kinch visits The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and jams in a speakeasy.

Soweto Kinch concludes his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem, its music, politics and culture.
He meets record producer Paul Winley to discover how doo-wop became hip hop. Kurtis Blow and Zulu Jeff explain how hip hop spread to every corner of Harlem and Soweto also encounters break dancers and DJs.
Soweto sees that Harlem's cultural future is assured, with a visit to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem which conserves the rich musical legacy of the area. He also joins in a jam session at Bill's Place, a venue styled after the speakeasies of 1920s and 30s Harlem.
The journey ends at the marvellously preserved art deco Lenox Lounge, scene of many a recent movie, where jazz and blues remain a central part of Harlem's rich cultural atmosphere.

042017092520170919 (6M)

Soweto Kinch visits The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and jams in a speakeasy.

Soweto Kinch concludes his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem, its music, politics and culture.
He meets record producer Paul Winley to discover how doo-wop became hip hop. Kurtis Blow and Zulu Jeff explain how hip hop spread to every corner of Harlem and Soweto also encounters break dancers and DJs.
Soweto sees that Harlem's cultural future is assured, with a visit to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem which conserves the rich musical legacy of the area. He also joins in a jam session at Bill's Place, a venue styled after the speakeasies of 1920s and 30s Harlem.
The journey ends at the marvellously preserved art deco Lenox Lounge, scene of many a recent movie, where jazz and blues remain a central part of Harlem's rich cultural atmosphere.

04Harlem Timeline—Episode 4

Soweto Kinch concludes his personal journey to discover the story of Harlem, its music, politics and culture.
He meets record producer Paul Winley to discover how doo-wop became hip hop. Kurtis Blow and Zulu Jeff explain how hip hop spread to every corner of Harlem and Soweto also encounters break dancers and DJs.
Soweto sees that Harlem's cultural future is assured, with a visit to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem which conserves the rich musical legacy of the area. He also joins in a jam session at Bill's Place, a venue styled after the speakeasies of 1920s and 30s Harlem.
The journey ends at the marvellously preserved art deco Lenox Lounge, scene of many a recent movie, where jazz and blues remain a central part of Harlem's rich cultural atmosphere.