Harry Belafonte, the great African-American singer who died on Tuesday at the age of 96, was one of the most influential music figures of the last century, and a part of his brilliant musical career was a collaboration with Nana Mouskouri with Greek solo songs and duets.
They had met three years before the release of the record and developed a special friendship. They had also sung together other times on television, such as on Danny Kaye's television show "The Danny Kaye Show" on the CBS network in the USA back in 1966, where they sang "Get Up Dance My Doll".
Nana Mouskouri bids farewell to Harry Belafonte with a Facebook post
“Harry Belafonte was a great singer, a great performer, a master of the stage and a great teacher to me.
He asked me to accompany him on tour in 1963 and for three years we toured all over the US and Canada and made a great record together in 1966
"But apart from being an unsurpassed artist, the most important thing for him was the fight against racism and the fight for human rights.
"Activist, alongside Martin Luther King, in difficult times he gave inspiration to humanity. At the same time, he fought for children's rights as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
"My dearest Harry, thank you for everything. May the good God accompany you sweetly, and as you say in your song: Daylight come and you want to go home...
"I kiss you."
Harry Belafonte is a legendary singer, actor, and civil rights activist who has had a lasting impact on the world. He is best known for his calypso music, which introduced the world to Caribbean culture and helped to break down racial barriers. His activism and advocacy for civil rights, human rights, and economic justice have made him an iconic figure in the fight for social justice.
He rose to fame in the 1950s and 1960s. He is known for his powerful performances of folk songs, calypso music, and spirituals, and for his work in support of civil rights and social justice.
The musician was born in Harlem, New York, in 1927 but grew up in Jamaica, where he was exposed to calypso music, and he began singing in local clubs and bars. After returning to the United States, he moved to New York City and began performing in clubs and on the radio.
Belafonte's career took off in 1954 when he released his first album, Calypso. The album was a huge success, selling over a million copies and becoming the first album to sell over a million copies. The album included the hit single "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)," which became a cultural phenomenon.
His success continued with his next album, Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean, which included the hit single "Jamaica Farewell." He also released a series of successful albums, including An Evening with Belafonte and Belafonte Sings the Blues.
In addition to his music career, Belafonte was an outspoken advocate for civil rights and social justice. He was a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr., and he was an active participant in the civil rights movement. He also worked to raise awareness of poverty and hunger in the United States and around the world.