Reggie Harris has been affiliated with the John F Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program for over two decades, offering both multimedia performances for students and communities as well as and in-depth workshops for educators at all grade levels. His writing, research, field work and recordings have amassed an amazing repertoire of African American music, blending spirituals and freedom songs, the old with the new. Mentored early on by Dr. Charles Blockson and by using music and storytelling to create captivating performances for audiences of all ages, he has raised awareness of the Underground Railroad, in young school audiences, college symposiums and adult concerts.
16 Santo Lane, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
The Underground Railroad is one of the most important chapters in American History. This engaging, interactive concert of songs, stories and narratives about slavery and the quest for freedom reveals the hope, power and eventually, the triumph that was accomplished by shared by a network of multicultural allies. Through song, story, audience involvement and a multi-media presentation, Music and the Underground Railroad provides an understanding of the secrets and passion of this powerful era.
The artist can provide sound for schools and other small venues when contracted to do so. For other venues, the artist will need one vocal mic and one instrument mic, both on boom stands; one direct line and one monitor stage right.
On site in schools and venues
Two performances in one day – $750 per performance
Three performances in one day – $650 per performance
* Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War and Reconstruction including the effects on American peoples
* Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
* Ask and answer questions about information from
a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
* Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points. Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
* Understand how music has affected, and is reflected in, the culture, traditions, and history of North Carolina.
* Understand the interacting elements to respond to music and music performances.
* Illustrate audience and participant behavior appropriate for the purpose and setting that music is performed.
* Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music.
When the Artist has incurred significant travel expense to honor a contract and the contract or a portion of the contract is canceled due to weather, the artist will be paid in full and every attempt will be made to reschedule the services within the following 12 months at no additional charge to the Artist or the Presenter/School. If the Artist is at home or has not traveled to reach the venue location when the cancellation occurs, payment is not required and every attempt will be made by all parties to reschedule the work within the following 12 months. It is understood that make-up dates will be rescheduled when the artist is traveling through an area and the Artist is under no obligation to pay additional travel expenses to make-up services canceled due to weather.