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Mica Paris on Josephine Baker: Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.

Mica Paris on Josephine Baker: Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.

FromGreat Lives


Mica Paris on Josephine Baker: Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.

FromGreat Lives

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Length:
29 minutes
Released:
May 15, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

For soul singer Mica Paris, when she first dreamt of becoming a singer it was Josephine Baker who inspired her most. Baker was a young black American dancer who became an overnight sensation in Paris in 1925 after performing wild, uninhibited routines in the skimpiest of costumes. So can Mica Paris make the case for Baker who wore a string of bananas and little else while performing the 'banana dance? Helping to tell the story of Josephine Baker is author Andrea Stuart.
The presenter is Matthew Parris and the producer is Perminder Khatkar.
Released:
May 15, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode