It was joyful, funky, funny – a glorious mix of Harlem in its Jazz Age and Disco heyday and its current, cross-cultural vibe.
At the back of the restored Apollo Theatre, the birthplace of so much musical talent, was the recreation of a Harlem street corner, complete with a long, lean car with fins that snaked its way into the sandy square. Here the painted set depicted a row of brownstone houses that might have been built along with the theatre a century ago.https://www.instagram.com/p/B2LDCUEHhPm/?utm_source=ig_embed
With another back-to-the-Seventies car parked on the set, appropriated by a team of joyous singers, the show was a blast even before the models of all shapes, sizes and skin tones danced their way past the audience, which included people from the neighbourhood. Such was the general enthusiasm that even hardened fashion folk tapped their dusty feet to the music.