Cuisine afro-américaine et le jazz traditionnel à Harlem: Come and relive the high-stepping, fun-loving nights of the 1920's in this unforgettable tour of Harlem. Tour the neighbourhood with one of our professional city guides and learn about Harlem’s role in the history of jazz and the part its noted jazz musicians played in giving New York its musical edge.
You will see the site of the original Cotton Club, where Duke Ellington and Lena Horne spent hours wowing crowds from around the world. Drive past the site of the Savoy Ballroom where Benny Goodman and Chick Webb fought it out during their ‘Battle of the Bands’ and where the Charleston, Lindy Hop and the Big Apple dances were firmly cemented into American culture.
See the world-famous Apollo Theatre, where Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald won the popular ‘Amateur Night’, which still boasts standing room only audiences every Wednesday night. Pass by the Lincoln Theatre, where Fats Waller’s passion underscored Vaudeville shows and Minton's Playhouse, where bebop was born. This grand theatre was also the place where Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk started the tradition of jam sessions.
Discover one of Harlem's hottest clubs, where jam sessions can go on into the wee hours of the morning. On the way to the music, you'll dine at Sylvia’s legendary restaurant - famous for its soul-moving soul food. The African American cuisine that originated in the South of the United States consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, freshly cooked corn bread, black eye peas and the best crispy fried chicken!
Join us for a great night out in Harlem.
Meeting/pick-up point: 690 Eighth Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: 7 pm promptly.
Languages: English and French.