The glorious legend of Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana- a so-called "Jig Show" that endures racism, segregation and immigration laws to become popular in the 1940s through the 1960s, and the brave African-American showman who left an extraordinary entertainment legacy despite the insurmountable odds against him and his dreams.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Meet the indy artists behind JIG SHOW

Filmmaker and publisher Leslie Cunningham had no real knowledge of her grandfather’s entertainment legacy. Even as she was spotlighting independent artists in her popular indy arts and entertainment publication TRIBES magazineLeslie had no clue of the significant role her own family played in shaping American entertainment. 

Helping to tell the story of JIG SHOW through their music are: Greensboro Hip Hop artist and Poet Mr. Rozzi; African born-musician Mamoudou Balde; rock-n-roll musician and music composer Gordon Tittsworth, spoken word poet and activist Monica Daye, and  more. 

Monica Daye

Gordon Tittsworth

Mr. Rozzi

Mamoudou Balde

Atlanta-based R&B artist and writer Jeremy Johnson (aka J’DA Prynce) lent his voice for narration in part 2, and signed on as executive producer to help Leslie complete the film.