Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". Throughout his career he has been an advocate for ... more »
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''You can cage the singer but not the song.''Harry Belafonte (b. 1927), U.S. singer, civil rights activist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Oct. 3, 1988). On the arts in South Africa.