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Loyd Artists

Our Amazing Artists

  1. Reggie Harris
  2. Billy Jonas
  3. Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets
  4. Doug Berky
  5. Paul Taylor
  6. Scott Ainslie
  7. Roger Day
  8. Zak Morgan
  9. North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble
  10. Abraham Jam
  11. Long Time Comin'
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Reggie Harris

Reggie offers a variety of workshops, residencies and performances online for adults and youth. Please contact Susan for more details and to discuss your needs. For an example of some of the offerings that are available, please view this pdf. You may view a short virtual demo of How Martin Climbed the Mountain Here. This performance has versions for various age audiences elementary to adult.

SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION; MONUMENTAL CONVERSATIONS


Reggie Harris appears on CNN Anchor Don Lemon's weekly podcast SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION in the feature "Monumental Conversations." Lemon interviewed Reggie and his white cousin as they grapple with their family's complex history and bear witness to the toppling of the statue of their ancestor, Confederate General Williams Clayton Wickham.

https://www.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/don-lemon-silence-is-not-an-option

Reggie and his cousin were also interviewed for a recent The New York Times' article "When the Toppled Statue is of Your Great-great-grandfather.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/us/historic-statues-monuments-descendants.html

In "Family Revealed", Reggie Harris, a descendant of a slave, Bibhanna, and her master, General Williams Carter Wickham, provides a unique, entertaining and inspiring look at WHAT WE CAN BE when we face the truth with open hearts and minds. It’s an engaging American story that started on a plantation in Ashland, VA … Hickory Hill. Join Reggie Harris on this fascinating journey as he uses his extraordinary gifts to bring his blossoming relationship with his White cousins to life… descendants of the same ancestor… one family… in the context of a nation on the brink of change. It’s a timely and poignant modern day story of truth, reconnection and hope. For more information...

Reggie Harris is a musician, storyteller and educator who has been a vibrant force in musical, educational and historical circles for over 35 years. Steeped in the tradition of African American spirituals, folk, gospel, rock and the music of civil and human rights, Reggie’s writing, research, field work and recordings have amassed an amazing repertoire of African American music, blending spirituals and freedom songs, the old with the new. A songwriter of great depth and passion, Reggie’s songs reveal thoughts about life and love and some of the deep aspects of the human experience and cover topics from his own personal journey to world issues and history.

Reggie Harris has been affiliated with the John F Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program for over two decades, offering both multimedia performances for students and communities as well as an in-depth workshop for educators at all grade levels. As a founding artist in the John F. Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts program, Reggie is a committed teacher and advocate for lifelong learning.

NEW! Arts In Education Concert - I Have a Dream: How Martin Climbed the Mountain - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, but he did not dream alone. Skillfully using stories and music, Reggie highlights how the contributions of Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Banneker (inventor), Satchel Paige (sports star), and others helped young Martin become a man who changed the world and add to the fabric of our nation.(K-12; Can be Multimedia)

Reggie currently serves as a Musical Education Director and is a board member of the UU Living Legacy Project. The LLP is an organization committed to increasing the knowledge of the Modern Civil Right movement and works to pass on relevant lessons in keeping with the present day struggle for human rights.

Reggie continues to write, tour and record new music in a career dedicated to the mission of education, inspiration and justice.