TRIBES creator and documentary filmmaker Leslie Cunningham is making the film that has become her life’s work. Nearly ten years in creation, JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana is preparing for big screens around the globe in 2020. Watch the extended trailer!
In the feature documentary film produced by TRIBES Entertainment Films, Cunningham and a cast of colorful characters take viewers on a personal tour of her grandfather’s iconic Black and Cuban stage revue that broke carnival records across the U.S. and Western Canada, birthed music icons and significantly impacted Black and Latin entertainment during Jim Crow. Also unearthed is the life and lore of producer Leon Claxton, a brave African-American showman who left an extraordinary legacy despite the insurmountable odds against him and his dreams. Read more.