Harry Belafonte at 85
From life as the child of a single, immigrant mother in New York to international music sensation, civil rights activist and Martin Luther King's right hand man - Harry Belafonte's life would be fascinating on these grounds alone. However Belafonte was also involved with the African independence movement, and he began his professional music career as a singer for Charlie Parker's band. As his new memoir My Song: A Memoir of Art, Race and Defiance, is published, he talks to Kirsty Lang about some of the milestones in his eventful life.
Producer Ekene Akalawu.