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Harlem Hellfighters: The black soldiers who brought jazz to Europe | BBC

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Harlem Hellfighters: The black soldiers who brought jazz to Europe | BBC

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World War One brought many social changes – not least, the introduction of jazz to Europe. Thanks to a black American regiment of musicians called the Harlem Hellfighters, the French discovered the joys of syncopation.

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More than a century on, US musician Jason Moran is raising fresh awareness of the Hellfighters and their leader, James Reese Europe.


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