Saturday, June 9, 2007

Josephine Baker Dancing

Video Find of the Day

Three minutes from a silent film (not sure which) showing Josephine Baker dancing in a night-club setting, brilliantly put to an appropriate Cuban song.

Here's also a short musical + visual documentary of Josephine Baker in what looks like Portuguese to me.

1 comment:

blkportia said...

Dear Dr. Wes-
Thank you for this beautiful tribute to La Bakair! I've been such a fan of hers for so long. I recently did an "abstract cabaret" tribute to her as part of my artist in residency at UCSD's Thurgood Marshall College. She was such an extraordinary artist/spirit. I amazed the planet could hold such a force of nature. Thank you for sharing this.
Sincerely, Karole