GG - Color of Harmony

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Date, Time, and Location

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/15/2017 - 1:00pm
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville
415 S Madison St
Whiteville, NC 28472

“Color of Harmony,” is a one-day special community event featuring an interactive workshop and musical performances by scholars whose work has been influenced by race. The event’s accomplished performers hope to create a sense of self-awareness by inviting the audience to think about race and celebrate diversity through song. Workshop presenter Reggie Harris is a well-traveled performer, lecturer and cultural ambassador who prides himself on creating “session energy” with diverse groups to educate the public about music and the human experience. He combines spiritual and roots music, historic inspiration and moving original songs, often in themes of unity and social justice. Lakota John is a talented Native American blues guitarist and vocalist from southeastern North Carolina who plays bottleneck slide and Piedmont blues guitar, preserving his heritage with songs from the Native American flute. He was nominated for Best Blues Recording in 2015 at the Native American Music Awards (NAMA). He performs regionally as an acoustic solo artist and with his family band, Lakota John and Kin. Bring a chair or blanket. Museum lawn opens at 12:30 p.m. Music begins at 1:00 p.m. This is a family-friendly event: no pets, coolers, alcohol or smoking permitted. This public event extends the reach of the Museum’s exhibit: Race: Are We So Different?

Contact: Casey Geer at (910) 914-4185 or casey.geer@naturalsciences.org