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New York's Harlem Pt 1: A long-standing Mecca for African-Americans

By Sarah Lefevre

Harlem in New York has long been a cultural Mecca for African-Americans.

In the 20th century it was considered by many as a crime hub afflicted by gang violence.

Today it's firmly on the tourist trail, and property prices have rocketed.

For the first episode in our 5-part series reporter Sarah Lefevre meets Karen Taborn, an ethnomusicologist, jazz musician and the author of Walking Harlem.

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