SARANAC LAKE - Kim and Reggie Harris will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6 at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.
Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, jazz and pop music. Creative curiosity, years of road and stage experience and interactions with performers such as Pete Seeger, Ysaye Barnwell, Jay Leno, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and others, has led them to produce music that entertains and inspires.
With numerous recordings on the Appleseed Recordings and the Folk Era labels they are also featured on a number of compilations, films and educational projects worldwide.
As a result of materials developed in their work with the Kennedy Center, Kim and Reggie have earned wide acclaimed for their contributions to the resources and knowledge base - in historical and educational circles - on the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement.
Kim and Reggie's Partners in Education Program "Dream Alive" will be presented at the Saranac Lake School on Tuesday, May 7. The stories of people such as Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have become a familiar part of the study of American History.
The works of many other significant African-Americans from every walk of live and field of endeavor are not as well known.
"Dream Alive!,"a multi-media presentation, will bring to light the heroes and sheroes: artists, educators, inventors, explorers, scientists, poets and other important contributors to the life and culture of America and the world.
Kim and Reggie Harris have been affiliated with the John F Kennedy Center's Partners in Education program for more than two decades, offering multimedia performances for students and community, and in-depth workshops for educators at all grade levels.
Touring, writing, researching and recording together for more than 30 years, Kim and Reggie have amassed an amazing repertoire of African American music, blending spirituals and freedom songs, the old and the new.