SONGS OF FAITH, SONGS OF FREEDOM: Music of the Underground Railroad
Dr. Kim R. Harris will perform SONGS OF FAITH, SONGS OF FREEDOM: Music of the Underground Railroad, Sun., July 14 at 3pm at the New Garden Friends Meetinghouse. The New Garden Friends Meetinghouse is located at 801 New Garden Road in Greensboro.
Dr. Kim R. Harris is a recording artist, teacher, composer and storyteller, traveling the nation, performing concerts, and lecturing on the music of the Underground Railroad and the modern Civil Rights Movement. She is an Assistant Professor of African American Thought and Practice in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, in Los Angeles, CA.
Steeped in the tradition of African American spirituals and the music of civil and human rights, Harris is recognized as a gifted leader of song and a passionate cultural advocate. She earned a PhD in worship and the arts from Union Theological Seminary. In fulfillment of her degree, she composed Welcome Table: A Mass of Spirituals and the one-act family opera, Friends of Freedom: An Underground Railroad Story.
With Reggie Harris and in solo performances, Kim presents lecture/concerts on the music of African American freedom traditions and leading music in a variety of academic and liturgical settings. They also present arts integration workshops, offered to educators through the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.
Sponsored by The Underground Railroad Bicentennial Project, New Garden Friends Meeting, and the North Carolina Friends Historical Society, with the generous support of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the concert is free and open to the public. Donations accepted.