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!) and the use of historical and family photos.
Programs are available for all ages and spaces. Reggie and Alastair have performed versions of this program in schools (grades K-12), colleges, community centers, temples, churches, and retirement communities.
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 UU Living Legacy Project, leading civil rights pilgrimages throughout the South. Learn more here.
Alastair Moock began performing professionally 15 years after Reggie. He made a name for himself on the folk and Americana circuit before turning his attention to family and educational music after the birth of his twins in 2006. He has since garnered a 2013 Grammy nomination and three Parents’ Choice Gold Medals for his children’s albums, and has become a regular performer of assemblies and residencies for students on subjects ranging from social justice to language arts. Learn more about his latest project, “Be a Pain” here.
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