Kim and Reggie Harris have performed original contemporary folk music and traditional African-American Spiritual and Freedom Songs for almost 30 years. They are still going strong! In Concert Kim and Reggie know how to reach out and grab an audience by the heart as they sing of life, love, the quest for freedom and care for the environment, with musical versatility and beautiful vocal harmonies. Whether at a festival, in a coffeehouse, a large concert or even an intimate concert setting, their In Concert performances are a special musical treat.
Music and the Underground Railroad
The fact and legend of the Underground Railroad is one of the most memorable chapters in American History. Music and the Underground Railroad, a concert of songs, stories and narratives about slavery and the quest for freedom reveals the hope, the power and eventually the triumph shared by a network of people of many races. Through sing-a-longs, audience involvement and a multi-media presentation Music and the Underground Railroad provides an understanding of the secrets and passion of this powerful era.
Dream Alive! A Celebration of Black History
The stories of people such as Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have become a familiar part of the study of American History. The works of many other significant African-Americans from every walk of live and field of endeavor are not as well known. Dream Alive!, a multi-media presentation, will bring to light the heroes and sheroes: artists, educators, inventors, explorers, scientists, poets and other important contributors to the life and culture of America and the world. Original and familiar songs will encourage audience participation in the joyous style that is a hallmark of Kim and Reggie Harris.
One Family/One Planet
One Family/One Planet is a fun, entertaining and thoughtful look at some of the topics that are in the news and on the minds of people all over the world. In songs, stories, play-action and with audience involvement Kim and Reggie explore the world of garbage, take a new look at friendships, consider our resources and celebrate the diversity that makes the earth such a wonderful home.
Sing to Freedom: Music and Stories of the Underground Railroad For Teachers of Grades 3-8
Kim and Reggie Harris offer a historical and musical perspective on the
spirituals, code songs, conductors and routes of the Underground Railroad. Through
songs and stories they explore the flight of the slaves to freedom and the
courageous people of many races and creeds who worked together to help them.
Copies of The Harris's CD "Steal Away: Songs of the Underground Railroad" are
available for you to take back to the classroom.
Performances by Kim and Reggie Harris with Magpie:
The Season of Light
From Solstice to Chanukah to Christmas to Kwanzaa, many cultures and peoples celebrate as the days grow short in the Northern Hemisphere. These gatherings are a reminder of the changing season, of hope and freedom, of new life and new beginnings and of the basic principles for living together. Combining their many talents, Kim and Reggie Harris and Magpie will perform music and tell stories from traditions that mark "The Season of Light", celebrating the many common themes of these festivals: the changing seasons, respect for nature, the quest for freedom, kindness to others, unity, cooperation, purpose and creativity.