"Camilla put on a Josephine Baker record"
(1906-1975) a singer, actor and dancer, was the first African-American performer to achieve international prominence. She moved to France in the 1920s, becoming the star of the famous cabaret club the Folies Bergère
. During the Second World War she worked with the French Underground, smuggling intelligence in coded sheet music. In the 1950s, despite remaining in France, she was an important supporter of the American Civil Rights Movement.
Listen to Josephine Baker singing 'Bye Bye Blackbird' on Spotify.