Harlem Lafayette, a native of Detroit, is one of Detroit Public Schools’ success stories. His interest in music began in elementary school and guided him through high school, college, grad school, and placed him in the theater capitol of America…Broadway…New York.Harlem has spent twenty-one years doing what he loves.
As an actor, Harlem recognizes the importance of group awareness, sensitivity and interaction. It is a collaborative effort. While each actor relies on his individual talent and competency to play his character, being able to “mesh” with the group allows it to function as a whole. “No man is an island.”
THE VIDEO GIVES A BIRDSEYE VIEW OF LAFAYETTE’S TALENTS
LAFAYETTE THE TEACHER
Teaching is a special kind of “animal.” It not only requires the person to develop knowledge and a skill-set, he must also develop the capacity to transfer that knowledge and skill to someone else . . . sometimes with words, sometimes demonstration, but more importantly, with patience, adaptability, imagination and communication.
HARLEM RE-CONNECTS WITH HIS TEACHER
After over 30 years, Lafayette discovered his elementary, vocal music teacher on Facebook. She is now a talk show host with a stage name “Talk to the Author with theFamous Dr. Mamie Smith.” on EAMT – The Place 2B! Guess what? He will chat with her at 5 PM, Sunday, May 17, 2020, on eamtradio.com, a worldwide station that plays many genres and has DJs and hosts that talk on a multitude of topics. FREE apps can be acquired by clicking here. It will warm your heart to hear the conversation between the two…it’s not a teacher-student re-union, but a teacher-teacher connection. Don’t miss it!