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!) and the use of historical and family photos.

Programs are available for all ages and venues, both in-person and virtually. 

Alastair Moock and Reggie Harris

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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 UU 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 a Boston Music Awards-nominated singer-songwriter, three-time Parents’ Choice Gold Medal winner, and a Grammy nominee for Best Children’s Album. He is co-founder of The Opening Doors Project and of Family Music Forward, a racial justice collective working in the family music space, as well as a charter member of The Folk Collective equity group at historic Club Passim in Harvard Square. As a music educator, Moock brings programs about the history of social change to schools and venues all around the country. Learn more here.

Booking & More Info

For booking inquiries, please contact Susan Lounsbury or Stacey Babb

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

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