Sing Out for Freedom with Kim and Reggie Harris! 2012
Aug 3 – Aug 5, 2012
Fri 7:00 PM – Sun 1:00 PM
Tatamagouche Centre is thrilled to host Kim and Reggie, the heart and soul of recent Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festivals.
“Kim and Reggie inspire a sense of joy and exhilaration that lifts the soul… makes you want to sing and celebrate your neighbour!! Music that makes you come alive!”Philadelphia Daily News
That’s what audiences feel when they encounter Kim and Reggie … dynamic ambassadors of hope and joy!! For over thirty years, this celebrated wife/husband duo have been weaving their magic with creativity and precision… embodying a tradition of music that that has inspired millions across age, culture, ethnicity and political differences to find new ways to connect!!
Join us to sing out together, sometimes in three and four-part harmonies, as Kim and Reggie combine traditional African-American spiritual, freedom and civil rights songs with original folk music. They sing of life, love, the quest for freedom and care for the environment.
“Kim and Reggie Harris are among those rare artists who absolutely excel in each of these significant endeavours. I have seen them weave their special magic from the stage, in the classroom or simply with the single individual trying to find his or her voice … Their message of peace, hope, justice and celebration of life rings out loud and clear.” Doug Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College.
Watch them perform: www.youtube.com
Special guest, Pat Watson : Classic jazz, silky smooth with a gospel touch, that’s the music in Pat Watson. She is the winner of the African Nova Scotia Music Associations 2009 Rising Star Award. She has been conducting gospel and jazz music workshops for the past 10 years. She sings with the Pat Watson Sextet and the Nova Gospel Ensemble. Among her honours, she’s especially proud of performing for two Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia, The Hon. Mayann Francis and The Hon. Myra Freeman. www.patwatsonsings.com
Wilf Bean, PRG
Program Cost: Adult $345 ($190 tuition+$155 meals/accommodations);
Tenting: Adult $295,
Couple $635; Tenting: Couple $550
Family $750 (2 adults, up to 2 children);
Tenting: Family $275 per adult + $37 per child
Kim and Reggie Harris
Kim and Reggie Harris; born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Kim and Reggie’s early exposure to the diversity of musical styles and genres was nurtured in the schools and churches of their youth. Having first met at camp, they continue to make music together to inspire and change lives. They have appeared on stages from Italy to Alaska to the Virgin Islands, in classrooms and auditoriums across the continent, and on 11 albums and many compilations. Kim is completing her PhD at Union Theological Seminary. As part of her dissertation she has composed Welcome Table, a Eucharistic Liturgy Based on African-American Spirituals. www.kimandreggie.com
For more information please visit the website.