ABOUT


The Harlem in Havana Project is a multimedia documentary project created by artist and filmmaker Leslie Cunningham of TRIBES Entertainment. 

This project aims to educate audiences about the significant role producer Leon Claxton's show The Harlem in Havana Revue, played in shaping Black and Latin entertainment during the 20th century. Cunnigham is committed to reviving Harlem in Havana's rich entertainment history through a variety of thought-provoking content, including: 


Ultimately, this project is a celebration of our multi-faceted past and a path for the descendants of African-Americans and Latinos to reflect, embrace, and liberate their own stories from historical amnesia. 
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A special "Thank you" to the organizations and family members who have given us access to their archives and special photograph collections for use in this documentary project, including: Royal American Shows, The Cunningham Family, The Bates Family, The Claxton Family, The Sedlmayr Family, The University of South Florida, and the Independent International Showmen’s Association. 

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