Concert to Support the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry
Kim and Reggie Harris perform at Temple Emmanuel on Saturday, March 16th.
Temple Emmanuel and the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Wakefield have joined together to present Kim and Reggie Harris to the area residents on Saturday, March 16th at 8:00 pm. Kim and Reggie are a mini music festival of diversity as they combine great repertoire with wonderful harmonies, smart guitar arrangements, and sparkling wit! They create an atmosphere that makes audiences relax, sing, and celebrate.
Kim and Reggie Harris, along with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, bring the music of both traditions together for a stirring evening of Let My People Go: A Jewish and African American Celebration of Freedom. The African American People and the Jewish People have always drawn on the sacred story of Passover to keep moving forward against the forces of oppression that beset each people. This special production is "a joyful blend of friendship, first class musicians, and incredible sounds."
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, Tom Paxton, Harry Belafonte and others, has led them to produce music that entertains and inspires. Kim and Reggie Harris are dynamic and superbly talented traditional folk performers, whose captivating stage presence and unique harmonies has earned the respect and love of audiences throughout the US, Canada and Europe for over 30 years. They are unique in their ability to entertain audiences of any age and background as they blend their talents as singers, songwriters, educators, interpreters of history and cultural advocates.
Rabbi Jonathan Kligler has been the spiritual leader of Kehillat Lev Shalem, the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, since 1988. An accomplished singer and folk guitarist, his most recent recording is a collaboration with African American folksingers Kim and Reggie Harris entitled "Let My People Go: A Jewish and African American Celebration of Freedom". As Passover approaches, the story of the Exodus and the liberation of the Hebrew slaves, calls its timeless message of hope to all of us.
Sponsored by Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield and the Unitarian-Universalist Church, as well as the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter.Admission is $20 (children under 13, $10) This includes a donation to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. Additional donations will be accepted. Show time is 8:00 pm.