The rent parties from 1920s Harlem making a revival in the UK

( via – – Sat, 8 Sept, 2018) London, Uk – –

Rent parties were held in 1920s New York when African Americans faced disproportionately high rents. They threw wild jazz parties for paying guests to make up the money before the rent collector came round.

British choreographer Darren Pritchard is putting on performances inspired by these rent parties, to highlight housing inequalities in the UK today.