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Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. One of the most successful African-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style (originating in Trinidad & Tobago) with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) is the first million-selling LP by a single artist. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". He has recorded in many genres, including blues, folk, gospel, show tunes, and American standards. He has also starred in several films, most notably in Otto Preminger's hit musical Carmen Jones (1954), Island in the Sun (1957), and Robert Wise's Odds Against Tomorrow (1959).

Belafonte was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s confidants. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for political and humanitarian causes, such as the anti-apartheid movement and USA for Africa. Since 1987, he has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In recent years, he has been a vocal critic of the policies of both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama presidential administrations. Harry Belafonte now acts as the American Civil Liberties Union celebrity ambassador for juvenile justice issues.

Belafonte has won three Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. In 1989, he received the Kennedy Center Honors. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994. In 2014, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards.In March 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in Boston

Individual Folios

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Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) : SATB : Alan Billingsley : Harry Belafonte : 02500962 : 884088113131

Alan Billingsley : Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this Irving Burgie classic with this fun-to-sing arrangement. Percussion or the great recorded ShowTrax CD will complete the presentation.Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:45.

Arranger: Alan Billingsley Performed By: Harry Belafonte

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02500962 | Showtrax CD Available


Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) : SAB : Alan Billingsley : Harry Belafonte : Sheet Music : 02500963 : 884088113148

Alan Billingsley : Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this Irving Burgie classic with this fun-to-sing arrangement. Percussion or the great recorded ShowTrax CD will complete the presentation.Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:45.

Arranger: Alan Billingsley Performed By: Harry Belafonte

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02500963 | Showtrax CD Available


Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) : 2-Part : Alan Billingsley : Harry Belafonte : Sheet Music : 02500964 : 884088113155

Alan Billingsley : Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this Irving Burgie classic with this fun-to-sing arrangement. Percussion or the great recorded ShowTrax CD will complete the presentation.Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:45.

Arranger: Alan Billingsley Performed By: Harry Belafonte

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02500964 | Showtrax CD Available


Turn the World Around : SAB : Roger Emerson : Harry Belafonte : Harry Belafonte : Sheet Music : 08744078 : 073999921076

Roger Emerson : Turn the World Around

Water make the river, river wash the mountain, Fire make the sunlight, turn the world around. This new arrangement of the Harry Belafonte standard really shines.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Harry Belafonte Performed By: Harry Belafonte

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744078 | Showtrax CD Available


Turn the World Around : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Harry Belafonte : Harry Belafonte : Sheet Music : 08744079 : 073999440799

Roger Emerson : Turn the World Around

This Harry Belafonte classic is now availabe in a Discovery level arrangement perfect for younger voices. Use the optional percussion to add even more energy to your performance.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Harry Belafonte Performed By: Harry Belafonte

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744079 | Showtrax CD Available


Turn the World Around : SATB : Mark Hayes : Harry Belafonte : Harry Belafonte : Sheet Music : 35029989 : 888680032678 : 1495003892

Mark Hayes : Turn the World Around

Harry Belafonte made this a pop hit in the late '70s on an album that interpreted folk songs of other cultures. The arrangement is a bright, Jamaican feel with optional Latin percussion and vocal melodic lines that weave and build throughout. A perfect inspirational and multicultural selection that sings of the earth and of life! Includes optional instrumental parts for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Claves, Congas, Steel Pan.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Harry Belafonte Performed By: Harry Belafonte

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029989 | Showtrax CD Available


Turn the World Around : SAB : Mark Hayes : Harry Belafonte : Harry Belafonte : Sheet Music : 35029990 : 888680032685 : 1495003906

Mark Hayes : Turn the World Around

Harry Belafonte made this a pop hit in the late 70's on an album that interpreted folk songs of other cultures. The arrangement is a bright, Jamaican feel with optional Latin percussion and vocal melodic lines that weave and build throughout. A perfect inspirational and multicultural selection that sings of the earth and of life!

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Harry Belafonte Performed By: Harry Belafonte

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029990 | Showtrax CD Available


Turn the World Around : 2-Part : Mark Hayes : Harry Belafonte : Harry Belafonte : Sheet Music : 35029991 : 888680032692 : 1495003914

Mark Hayes : Turn the World Around

Harry Belafonte made this a pop hit in the late 70's on an album that interpreted folk songs of other cultures. The arrangement is a bright, Jamaican feel with optional Latin percussion and vocal melodic lines that weave and build throughout. A perfect inspirational and multicultural selection that sings of the earth and of life! Instrumental parts include Bass, Drums, Guitar, Claves, Congas, Steel Pan.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: Harry Belafonte Performed By: Harry Belafonte

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029991 | Showtrax CD Available

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