Race and Song: A Musical Conversation

Race and Song is an exploration of history and current events through the lens of race — and using the powerful tool of music. Veteran musicians and storytelling troubadours, Reggie Harris and Alastair Moock, rely on their years-old friendship to discuss complicated issues of race, class, gender, and history with intentionality and generosity of spirit. Together in musical conversation, they open up to each other and frame their lived experiences through music, which always helps the medicine go down!

Over the past few years, Reggie and Alastair have brought meaningful and accessible conversations about race to a wide range of audiences in a wide range of spaces. One of their greatest strengths as a duo is their ability to meet the audience where they are. “Race and Song” has toured all around the country: to theaters, performing arts centers, houses of worship, libraries, senior centers, and many, many schools, from elementary to high school, and also at the college level.
Alastair Moock and Reggie Harris

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School Performances

When performing in schools, Reggie and Alastair carefully calibrate the content of their show to the age of their audience and make use of historical and family photographs to help tell their story visually. They perform regularly for elementary, middle, and high school students and also at the university level. 

Learn about Alastair’s other educational programs HERE
Learn about Reggie’s other educational programs HERE


About the Performers

Reggie Harris has traveled the world for over 40 years as a songwriter, storyteller and lecturer using music and the spoken word to make an impact in education, social and racial justice, the environment, faith and in human and civil rights. He is a teaching artist in the John F Kennedy Center’s CETA program, a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, and the Director of Music Education for the Living Legacy Project, leading civil rights pilgrimages throughout the South. In 2021, he received a lifetime Spirit of Folk Award from Folk Alliance International. Learn more here.

Alastair MoockAlastair Moock is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, performing at renowned events like the Newport Folk Festival and sharing the stage with acts like Arlo Guthrie, Taj Mahal, and Greg Brown. He’s also a Grammy nominated children’s musician, social justice educator for all ages, and co-founder of two antiracist music organizations, The Opening Doors Project and Family Music ForwardThe Boston Globe calls him “one of the town’s best and most adventurous songwriters” and The Washington Post says “every song is a gem.” Learn more here.

Booking Info

For booking inquiries, please contact Susan Lounsbury or Stacey Babb

Race and Song
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