Indigenous Music in the 21st CenturyWednesday January 6, 2021
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Storrs Library is excited to present "Indigenous Music in the 21st Century" with musician, storyteller, educator, and radio show host Craig Harris for an introduction to the great artists of contemporary Native American music. Craig interviewed dozens of award-winning Native American artists on their process, community, experiences, and passion for his upcoming book, Rise Up: Indigenous Music in the 21st Century, a follow-up to his 2016 book, Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music. Join us for this virtual program as Craig shares stories, music, and culture of these amazing artists. This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.
Craig Harris is a master percussionist and host of a Friday night radio show on bluegrasscountry.org. He is also the author of several books including Crossing Borders: My Journey in Music (written with Max Baca of the Grammy-winning Los Texmaniacs), Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music, The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music, and The New Folk Music. Harris’s reviews, articles, and photographs have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and websites. He has played percussion with many different musicians, and is a member of Two Days Jeans and the Gaea Star Band. Craig taught music in public and charter schools for more than a quarter of a century, and he’s presented programs on Indigenous music, America’s musical roots, Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, and rock and roll.
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