THE JOSEPHINE BAKER EXHIBIT: SPOTLIGHT ON D. CHANNSIN BERRY, ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

  • HARLEM, New York
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  • July 27, 2019

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D. CHANNSIN BERRY

As the Josephine Baker Exhibit “Goin Bananas” is approaching on September 28th at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem, we are pleased to announce that D. Channsin Berry will conduct documentary celebrity interviews at this historic and exclusive VIP EVENT.

D. Channsin Berry’s “Dark Girls” is a documentary feature that detailed the dynamics of color in the nation and world, developed by D. Channsin Berry and Actor Bill Duke. The movie premiered on Oprah’s OWN network in June 2013, and has been shown in America, Africa, the Caribbean and England garnering national and international acclaim.

Soon to be released, Mr. Berry is director and producer of “DARK GIRLS 2…Deep, Dark and Perfect” a movie that concentrates on Dark and Light Skin women and girls – their pain and heartache on the road to a better place of self awareness and self esteem. The documentary features REAL Women, Historians and other Professionals with the goal being - healing and acceptance for women as well as men.

D. Channsin Berry is currently working on several film and TV projects, including “The Rufus/Chaka Kahn Story” and “The Covered Mind…Mental Illness In The African-American Community.”

Mr. Berry is also a prolific songwriter and painter who started his career at WBLS (FM) with his mentor Frankie Crocker, then moved to Walt Disney Studios Feature Film Financing Division. He has written and directed music videos for Chaka Khan and Dionne Warwick, to name a few, as well as written songs for Pop/R&B Diva Chaka Khan, Jazz vocalist Mary Stallings, Prince/Rosie Gaines, and Jazz Legend Nancy Wilson (2006 Grammy Award Winning CD “Turned to Blue”).  At the same time, he worked in television as an Executive Producer/Director and host for various shows - transitioning to directing independent films and documentaries such as “My Father’s Music…Jazz” (Documentary PBS/Cable) and “The Black Line…” (A Profile of the Black Male. Parts 1, 2 and 3).

To mention, Mr. Berry acquired his own Michael Kilgore original artwork “Joséphine Baker and an African Dancer Arrive at a Premiere.”


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