The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Monday, July 12, 2021

Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra (1936)



















Starring:
A typical sepia band, with a ritzy aggregation of hot-cha instrument men. The band does several numbers with different members doing their specialty with great gusto and zip. Also, there are te The Brown Jacks, lively steppers, and Mya Johnson doing a hit song number.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Caravan (1942, Soundie)
















Starring:
Storyline
The Mills Brothers perform "Caravan" with a variety of dancers with cutting-edge moves of their time.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Sandin' Joe (1945, Soundie)











Starring:
  • Dallas Bartley & His Band 
Storyline
Dallas Bartley and his band perform "Sandin' Joe."

Monday, June 21, 2021

Mills Blue Rhythm Band (1933)

























Starring:
Storyline
Lively music, hot singing, and fast dancing make this a very entertaining subject of its kind. After a higher club introduction, Hamtree Harrington takes the gang up to his Harlem penthouse apartment for a rent party, and several more numbers are put on there.