Music that Moves Me
Americans Who Tell the Truth and Bagaduce Music partner to bring you “Music that Moves Me”
Featuring music performances by Kim Harris and Noel Paul Stookey and portraits from Americans Who Tell the Truth by Robert Shetterly
Date and time
Wednesday, July 26 · 7pm EDT
Bagaduce Music, 49 South Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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About this event
Length – 90 minutes
“Music that Moves Me” marrying the visual and musical arts to inspire community. This collaborative fundraiser will benefit AWTT and Bagaduce Music as we share music and stories from both organizations and celebrate the power of music to connect community and inspire work for the common good.
NOTE: Due to illness, Reggie Harris, who had been scheduled to perform, will not be able to attend. Noel Paul Stookey will join Kim for a night of moving entertainment.
Kim Harris is a consummate musician and storyteller. She combines a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock and pop music. Creative curiosity, years of road and stage experience and interactions with performers such as Pete Seeger, Ysaye Barnwell, Jay Leno, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and others, has led her to produce music that entertains and inspires.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, a city rich in cultural and musical heritage, Kim’s early exposure to the diversity of musical styles and genres was nurtured in the schools and churches of her youth.
Noel Paul Stookey
Having recently celebrated his 85th birthday and his 64th year as a recognized activist singer/songwriter, Noel Paul Stookey continues his contribution to America’s musical history with his most recent release FAZZ: NOW & THEN.
While acknowledging his history and the meaningful association with Peter and Mary—the trio perhaps best known for its blend of modern folk music and social activism rallying support for safe energy, peace and civil rights at some of the most iconic events in our history, including the 1963 March on Washington with Martin Luther King—Noel has stepped beyond the nostalgia of the folk era. In 2001 Noel, along with his daughter Liz Stookey Sunde, launched Music To Life, a nonprofit utilizing groundbreaking ways to bring music to life for social change through technology, entertainment, artist collaboration and education.
Americans Who Tell the Truth
Is dedicated to the belief that a profound understanding of citizenship is the only safeguard of democracy and the best defense of social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. Working with our portraits and narratives of courageous citizens, Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) crafts collaborative educational and community experiences that illuminate the ongoing struggle to realize America’s democratic ideals and model the commitment to act for the common good.
For the past twenty years, Robert Shetterly has been painting the series of portraits Americans Who Tell the Truth. The exhibit has been traveling around the country since 2003. Venues have included university museums, grade school libraries, sandwich shops, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, the Superior Court in San Francisco. and the National Portrait gallery in Washington DC. In 2005, Dutton published a book of the portraits by the same name. In 2006, the book won the top award of the International Reading Association for Intermediate non-fiction.
Using the power of art Shetterly speaks with children and adults all over this country to illuminate the obligations of citizenship, the importance of sustainability, little known pieces of US history, and how democracy cannot function if politicians don’t tell the truth, if the media don’t report it, and if the people don’t demand it.
Shetterly has engaged in a wide variety of humanitarian work with many of the people whose portraits he has painted. In the spring of 2007, he traveled to Rwanda with Lily Yeh and Terry Tempest Williams to work in a village of survivors of the 1994 genocide there. Much of his current work focuses on honoring and working together with his portrait subjects as they model the commitment to work for the common good.
The mission of Bagaduce Music is to collect, preserve, and lend printed music and to promote the appreciation, knowledge and performance of music. Founded in 1983 as a not-for-profit, one-of-a-kind music library with a remarkable collection of printed sheet music of varying genres, this music collection is the cornerstone of who we are; more recently, our Mission has expanded to include more emphasis on Music Performance and Music Education. Bagaduce Music makes a treasure trove of music available to the public, enabling a number of music organizations to manage costs by borrowing music. We also sponsor beautiful concerts and programs as a way of promoting education and performance as we share our collection with the local community, the State of Maine, with our nation and with the world.