The Rainbow Tribe

Cabaret star Josephine Baker adopted twelve children of different nationalities in the 1950s and 60s.

They were brought up in a chateau in the Dordogne, taught their native languages and paraded for tourists to photograph.

Known as the Rainbow Tribe, they were part of her mission to show that different nationalities and religions could live together.

Members of the Tribe recall their strange upbringing, the traumatic eviction from the chateau and life with an increasingly eccentric mother.

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20071114 (BBC7)
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Children adopted by cabaret star Josephine Baker recall their strange upbringing.
20071114 (BBC7)
20141014 (BBC7)
Children adopted by cabaret star Josephine Baker recall their strange upbringing.
20170703 (BBC7)Children adopted by cabaret star Josephine Baker recall their strange upbringing.
20071114 (BBC7)
20141013 (BBC7)
How cabaret star Josephine Baker adopted children from around the world to bring different nationalities together. From November 2007.
2007111420080310Cabaret star Josephine Baker adopted twelve children of different nationalities in the 1950s and 60s. They were brought up in a chateau in the Dordogne, taught their native languages and paraded for tourists to photograph. Known as the Rainbow Tribe, they were part of her mission to show that different nationalities and religions could live together. Members of the Tribe recall their strange upbringing, the traumatic eviction from the chateau and life with an increasingly eccentric mother.
20080310Cabaret star Josephine Baker adopted 12 children of different nationalities in the 1950s and 60s. They were brought up in a chateau in the Dordogne, taught their native languages and paraded for tourists to photograph. Known as the Rainbow Tribe, they were part of her mission to show that different nationalities and religions could live together. Members of the Tribe recall their strange upbringing, the traumatic eviction from the chateau and life with an increasingly eccentric mother.