Thursday, February 16
Master percussionist, educator, and the author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (May 2016), Craig Harris leads this exciting multimedia and participatory celebration of the music of Indigenous North America. Defying stereotypes, this program combines archival video and audio, informative discussion, and collective music-making in a soundscape spanning from the “heartbeat” of powwow drums and the “warble” of wooden flutes to the electrifying sounds of Native infused rock, jazz, reggae, country music, blues, hip-hip, and electronic dance music.
Craig Harris has documented an eclectic range of music for newspapers, magazines, and websites, for more than four decades. The author of The New Folk Music (White Cliffs Media) and The Band, Pioneers of Americana Music (Rowman & Littlefield), he was a major contributor to Music Hound Folk Music: Essential Album Guide and Music Hound World Music: Essential Album Guide.