‘Dark Divas’ Show At The Seasons On Saturday: Bringing The Harlem Renaissance To Yakima
A song that you will likely hear played at every wedding you attend is some version of Etta James' "At Last". That's no mere coincidence -- Etta James is considered one of the classic crooners of big band/jazz-era music.
The Dark Divas show features a performance troupe from the Seattle area who have banded together, singing some of the biggest hits from legendary divas who helped shape the Harlem Renaissance music scene. Dark Divas has held previous performances at the swanky Seattle venue, The Triple Door! This prestigious group includes Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, and many more who got their start in Harlem's Apollo Theater and The Cotton Club. This show will be like having a piece of the Harlem Renaissance coming to Yakima for one memorable night!
Here is a quick video on the Harlem Renaissance:
And here is a quick video about The Cotton Club:
This is a quick video about the famous Apollo Theater:
Here are some of the top "Dark Divas" and the songs they are famous for:
This song went all the way up to #9 on the Billboard charts, and is played at nearly every wedding you will ever go to in your entire life! (IMHO)
While Sarah Vaughan is certainly not the first performer to make this song a hit, her version is absolutely ama-zing!
Nina Simone made her mark as a phenomenal singer, songwriter, civil rights activist and more.
Moms Mabley grew her audience with comedy performances at the Apollo Theatre. She was once known as "The Funniest Woman In the World". She appeared on many tv talk shows, such as Merv Griffin and The Smothers Brothers. She also performed at Carnegie Hall.