JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana
A 3-part documentary film series by Leslie Cunningham
ABOUT: 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. Read more.
Film series schedule: Visit our film page.
- Part 1: Friday, February 5, 2021 (Celebrating Black History Month). Filmmaker Leslie Cunningham and her family take viewers on a tour of the world-famous Harlem in Havana Revue, a so called Jig Show.
- Part 2– Friday, April 2, 2021 (Happy Birthday, Leon Claxton!) Get ready to ride on car #66 and the brown-skin showgirls take the stage!
- Part 3– Friday, June 4, 2021 (Celebrating Juneteenth) Claxton leaves an indelible mark on the city of Tampa.