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Harry Belafonte virtual birthday surprise party recap

Los Angeles- Harry Belafonte virtual birthday party included fans, actors, activists, and other individuals who Belafonte inspired.

The event started with a pre-birthday celebration with DJ. Carisma spinning the records and keeping the virtual VIP guests entertained.

Throughout the event, Influential people like Carmen Perez Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jay-Z, Tiffany Haddish, Common, and many more individuals honored Belafonte and shared stories on how he inspired them to become better leaders and individuals in their community. Each speaker said the same thing about Belafonte and how he renewed change and wanted the youth to see that change can happen.

Singer and songwriter Maxwell talked about how Belafonte inspired his career, as well as as his mindset. In this clip, Maxwell sings Belafonte Happy birthday.

Sean Carter (Jay-Z) was honored with the The gate of Truth Award and had this to say about the honor.

The night ended with an intimate concert that members of VIP enjoyed.


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