Saturday, January 18 at 7:30PM
This program is supported in part by the Rockport Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris present Deeper Than The Skin: a conversation about race in story and song. Greg and Reggie have both appeared at Old Sloop Coffeehouse before, Greg with Brother Sun, and both for a Phil Ochs Song Night.
The presentation begins with a song… followed by another song… that moves into a poem and then… an invitation.
This is not just another evening of talk.
This is not just a concert of songs that just entertain.
Deeper Than the Skin is an experience of singing and listening… of experiencing a connection so deep that it makes you laugh, smile, cry and reconsider what you know about our history. It’s an invitation to open your heart and mind to a story of shared humanity that resonates with your own.
Two friends… one Black, one White… one from the North… one from the South! Musicians, storytellers, students of history and world travelers… born 3 day apart! Two separate narratives forged into one powerful friendship aimed at finding common ground and helping others to do the same.
Deeper Than the Skin brings together a remarkable journey that started 30 years ago and is now offering hope to people all over the nation. It’s a presentation that ends with an open dialogue that moves the audience from emotion into action…that gives voice and direction to the question “What can I do?”
Deeper That the Skin is an interactive, engaging invitation to take a step into a new reality. It’s an affirmation of the notion that a more perfect union begins…. with us!
Here is a video of Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway performing one of the songs from Deeper Than The Skin: Reggie Harris’s song Hickory Hill.