Reggie Harris | Freedom Songs, and Other Songs of Hope
Homegrown Concerts from the Library of Congress, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM
How to watch...
Starting at noon on the scheduled premiere date, each video will be available on several platforms. You can interact with the artist via text chat exclusively on Facebook during and immediately after the premiere. The links to each platform are:
Reggie Harris is a singer, songwriter, and storyteller on a mission to educate, entertain, and inspire. For over 40 years, he has captivated audiences to standing ovations in the US, Canada, and across Europe as half of the duo Kim & Reggie Harris. Though Kim has curtailed her performance career, Reggie continues to criss-cross the country, carrying a message of joy, unity, tolerance and peace through the medium of live music. Known for his powerful voice and guitar, the depth and insight of his songwriting, and his deep knowledge of traditional African American spirituals and freedom songs, Reggie remains in high demand as a concert artist. He also performs at festivals and at schools, University residencies and teaches workshops on songwriting, community building, race relations, and performance. A partial list includes the Kennedy Center Summer Education Institute, The Swannanoa Gathering, Boston’s Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW), the People’s Music Network, and the Southeastern Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute (SUUSI).
A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the 2020 concerts will stream on the American Folklife Center’s Facebook page, Wednesdays from June 24-September 30. Artists will be present in the chat area to say hello and answer questions during the concert and for a few minutes after it ends. Video will also be posted online here and on the Library of Congress YouTube channel. NO TICKETS REQUIRED.